CHRIS DOBEY reflected on his incredible Premier League debut which saw him earn a 6-6 draw with Mensur Suljovic in front of a passionate home crowd in Newcastle on Thursday.
Newcastle United fan Dobey received a spine-tingling reception as he walked out to Newcastle anthem 'Local Hero' before setting the stage alight as he raced into a 5-1 lead, including a 113 finish in leg one.
World Matchplay finalist Suljovic battled back, winning five successive legs to go within a leg of victory, however Dobey found a crucial last dart double 16 to ensure the roller-coaster contest would end in a tie.
"It was a dream come true I felt like Alan Shearer when I walked out!" said Dobey, who was the first of nine Contenders to take part in the new-look 2019 Premier League season.
"What a feeling it was playing in front of my home crowd, it was the best feeling I've ever experienced and I loved every minute up there.
"If it wasn't for the fans spurring me on I could've easily thrown that one away and it was a great feeling to get the draw in the end.
"At 5-1 up I probably should've gone on to win it but Mensur is Mensur and he came back fighting so fair play to him, we had a decent game.
"This was an amazing opportunity and now I want more of this, which means putting the hard work in on the ProTour and hopefully more chances will come for me in the future."
Dobey's attention will now turn to Wigan as the first ProTour of the year sees Players Championships 1 and 2 take place this weekend.
Catch the action live on PDCTV-HD from 12:00 GMT on both Saturday and Sunday.