BRENDAN DOLAN reached the quarter-finals of the William Hill World Darts Championship for the first time with a 4-1 victory over Benito Van de Pas at Alexandra Palace. 

Northern Ireland's Dolan secured his biggest career payday as he guaranteed £35,000 for reaching the last eight, where he will face Nathan Aspinall. 

Dolan won each of the first two sets 3-1 before finishes of 148 and 107 helped the former World Grand Prix finalist race into a three set lead. 

An 11-darter put Van de Pas ahead in the fourth set and he went on to edge it in a deciding leg by taking out 88 in two darts. 

The Dutchman took a 2-1 lead in set five but Dolan won the next two legs to book his place in the quarter-finals. 

Match Stats
Averages:
Van de Pas - 86.67
Dolan - 89.77

180s:
Van de Pas - 2
Dolan - 4

Highest Finish:
Van de Pas - 88
​​​​​​​Dolan - 148

100+ Checkouts:
Van de Pas - 0
​​​​​​​Dolan - 2

Finishing:
Van de Pas - 7/22
​​​​​​​Dolan - 14/42

Benito Van de Pas (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Brendan Dolan (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)