Daryl Gurney slips to defeat again
Daryl Gurney will finish bottom of the Premier League after a ninth defeat in the tournament.
'Superchin' survived Judgement Night when Rob Cross was eliminated but only won one of his last six games, losing four and drawing the other.
It was a disappointing third Premier League campaign for Gurney, he just missed the playoffs in his first season and made the last four 12 months ago losing narrowly to Michael van Gerwen in the semi-final, but Gurney could only mange three wins in 15 games this year.
Aspinall chasing a playoff place made a lightening start hitting a 180 and a 133 before checking out on D16 to break Gurney’s throw in the first leg.
Aspinall hit two 140s on his way to holding his throw in the second leg.
'The Asp' broke the Gurney throw again with a 12 dart leg to take a 3-0 lead.
Gurney hit his first maximum in leg four and took out D16 to break Aspinall’s throw and open his account.
'Superchin' took the five leg as well and missed two darts in the next leg to tie the score, Aspinall punished with D8.
Gurney took leg seven and hit tops in the next leg to level the match at 4-4.
The Northern Irishman held his throw in leg nine to take the lead for the first time in the match.
A nervy Aspinall squared the game at 5-5 with a D7.
The 11th leg was to prove crucial, Gurney missed for darts at the outer ring to hold his throw and Aspinall to advantage by hitting D16 for a break of throw and go back in front.
The Asp chasing a playoff place held his throw in the 12th leg.
Against the throw in the next leg Aspinall produced a 177 ad a 180 but missed four match darts before eventually hitting tops to seal an 8-5 victory.