Unibet Premier League Darts: Whitlock denied by Anderson in brilliant battle

Simon Whitlock, Unibet Premier League Darts 2018 Glasgow

SIMON WHITLOCK produced a brilliant performance in Glasgow on Thursday but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat against home-favourite Gary Anderson.

Whitlock averaged over 104 but failed to recover from a 4-1 deficit as Anderson moved level on points with the Australian, who now sits in joint fifth in the Unibet Premier League table.

Whitlock is two points from the play-off places and three clear of the elimination zone with matches to come against the league’s bottom two, Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright, before two players exit the tournament.