Sherrock's stunning run comes to an end against Dobey

By Sports Desk December 27, 2019

Fallon Sherrock's run at the PDC World Championship came to an end on Friday as Chris Dobey claimed a 4-2 win in round three at Alexandra Palace.

The first woman to win a match at the championship had stunned world number 11 Mensur Suljovic in her previous outing, but overcoming Dobey proved a step too far for the 25-year-old.

Sherrock stormed into a two-leg lead in the first set, displaying the same unerring finishing which saw her stun Suljovic last weekend.

Dobey hauled himself back into contention, only to miss three successive double attempts as Sherrock sealed the set.

A 104 checkout from Sherrock at the start of set two had the crowd on their feet again, but world number 22 Dobey fought back and squared things up.

Sherrock kept her composure in a tense third set, nudging herself back ahead, but Dobey, who struggled with his finishing doubles throughout, ultimately got over the line.

A run of three legs on the bounce handed him the fourth set, with Dobey then moving his average above 100 to take a 3-2 lead.

It was an advantage he did not relinquish, checking out superbly from 141 before wrapping up the win with a double 20.

"I knew what I had to do," Dobey told Sky Sports. "This girl can play and I needed to be at my best. She's been outstanding and she deserves all of the support."

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