RYAN JOYCE punished James Wade for missing five match-darts to reach the quarter-finals of the William Hill World Championship.  

Joyce continued his sensational debut run by adding Wade to his list of giant-killings, having already seen off seeded opponents Simon Whitlock and Alan Norris. 

Joyce brilliantly took out 138 to win the first set 3-1 but checkouts of 126 and a set-winning 81 saw Wade restore parity. 

Three-time semi-finalist Wade added a 120 finish as he took the third set 3-1 to move ahead in the match.

Joyce responded by finishing 123 on the way to a 3-0 success in set four but Wade then rattled off three consecutive legs to level the tie once again.

The sixth set went down to a fifth leg and Wade squandered five match darts before Joyce somehow found a severely obstructed double four to send the match into a deciding set.

Wade won the first leg on double five but Joyce levelled with a 110 finish and took the lead by landing double ten to break Wade's throw - and the World Championship debutant landed the match-winning double at the fifth attempt to move into the last eight.

Match Stats
Joyce - 87.69
Wade - 90.77

Joyce - 3
Wade - 6

Highest Finish:
Joyce - 138
Wade - 126

100+ Checkouts:
Joyce - 3
Wade - 2

Joyce - 15/50
Wade - 13/36

Ryan Joyce (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

James Wade (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)