Danny Noppert claimed his third PDC ranking title at Players Championship 19 on Saturday, coming from behind to defeat Andrew Gilding 8-6 in the final.

With Noppert trailing 6-3, Gilding looked on course for a long-awaited maiden PDC title in his fourth ranking final only to be denied by the UK Open champion.

A late rally from Noppert saw him reel off consecutive legs to take home his first Players Championship title since 2018.

"It was a long time ago since I last won one a Players Championship title," said Noppert, who takes home the £12,000 winner's prize.

"I won this title through fighting and never giving up, if you believe in something then you can achieve it.

"I am a happy man to finally have my moment on the floor. There are 128 fantastic players here so to win this means a lot.

"Now, I am looking forward to all the tournaments coming up."

Noppert's day in Barnsley began with a 6-0 whitewash of Gordon Mathers before seeing off Luke Woodhouse and James Wade to reach the last 16.

There, Noppert overcame Matt Campbell and backed up with a 6-1 rout of Rowby-John Rodriguez to reach the semi-finals where the Dutchman enjoyed a convincing 7-3 victory over Luke Humphries.

Gilding struck first in the final, pinning the bullseye for a 121 checkout to lead 5-3 before backing up with a hold to lead 6-3.

Noppert clawed his way back into the contest with a 12-dart break to reduce the deficit to 5-6 and two legs later he broke once again to take the lead for the first time at 7-6.

Gilding was unable to stop the onslaught and the following leg saw Noppert finish the job with a last dart double 16 to end his near-four year wait for a Players Championship title.

The £8,000 added onto Gilding's PDC ranking further solidifies his provisional spot in the field for the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay.