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Article: Price tells boo boys to leave him alone

Price tells boo boys to leave him alone

GERWYN PRICE told the boo boys to leave him alone after narrowly missing a perfect nine-dart leg in a draw with Luke Humphries. The Iceman, who won a weekend ProTour double, looked in control of this Unibet Premier League clash in Exeter last night. But Humphries kept his cool to fightback to earn an excellent draw - despite Price missing the nine midway through. Humphries said: “I was a bit slow out the traps, I let Gerwyn get any early lead. But as soon as I started finding the treble 20 I felt comfortable. Some good finishes really helped me out there. “I know he didn’t play his best but it’s just one of those games. I’m happy to get a draw in the end. “Tonight was a good excuse for me to get my name in the books. I can play a good game on that stage. I’m happy and I respect Gerwyn a lot.” Price added: “I thought I was good in patches, then really boring patches as well. We had some cracking legs but some were pretty poor. “I was confident coming here after the weekend but fair play to Luke he stuck in there. I had a good lead but I would have been really happy to get a nine but I was nervous after missing it. “I missed a nine at the weekend and lost the leg so that was going through my mind. The last couple of weeks I’ve missed nine darters on double 12. I thought it might go in but it didn’t unfortunately. “I let him come back into it and I thought I was going to lose after that. The crowd got on my back a little bit when I’m going for doubles. It is quite hard but when I’m going for trebles it’s not so bad. But doubles, leave me alone!”
PETER WRIGHT was dubbed “patchy” as his Unibet Premier League title hopes were hit for six by Austrian Mensur Suljovic. The World No.3 was left reeling when Suljovic ripped half a dozen successive legs to leave him on the ropes in Exeter last night. Livingston-born Snakebite took the opening leg but missed two doubles to further his lead and was left to rue that mistake as Suljovic took control to go on and win 7-4. Sky Sports pundit Wayne Mardle said: “Peter was patchy. But every game he has played in this league has been patchy. There’s been legs where he can’t do anything right and some he can’t do anything wrong. “Peter was known for his consistency he now doesn’t have that. The only game he’s won so far is against Steve Lennon. At the moment he’s struggling to keep tabs with these guys. Let’s be fair, he’s pulled off two draws before tonight that he probably shouldn’t have got anyway. “He’s got to put that right otherwise he’s going to drop down the rankings.”
ROB CROSS roared back to form with a thumping 7-1 win over Daryl Gurney to move up into third place in the table. The ex-World Champ said: “I’m a lot happier but to be honest Daryl never got going. I was probably waiting for him to suddenly get points and he didn’t. “Daryl for whatever reason didn’t turn up tonight, don’t get me wrong I’m grateful because I get the two points. “I’ve been playing fantastic, enjoying myself and I come out last week and tried too hard. I actually wanted to beat Michael van Gerwen. “What I should have done was just play as Rob Cross. You live and learn by your own mistakes. I’ve done that in the past against Michael but there’s only good things going forward for me. “I don’t feel like I’m a favourite for the top four. I have to go home and work at this every week. If I keep working on my game I’m going to get better. “As long as I keep working, practising and having my family around me. The sky’s the limit for me. We can achieve what we want to achieve.”
JAMES WADE inflicted the first Premier League defeat on Michael van Gerwen since last May with a cracking 7-3 win. The Machine broke MVG to go 4-3 in front and never looked back to move up into second place behind the Dutchman. Wade said: “Michael didn’t play his game there. If he gives me a poke I will take it. I made the most of my opportunities. “He’s a phenomenal player but I’m not going to wait for him. I found it strange that he kept leaving the same finish all the time. I’m not going to harp on about that or use that as any ammunition. “I feel a lot of the players fold against him when they really shouldn’t. He’s the best player in the world at the moment. Thankfully he’s not as dominant as Phil Taylor was. But if the other boys keep rolling over he will be. “I’m really happy with that and being second in the table. I might get a bit dizzy. There’s a long way to go. I’m playing the best players in the world and I think I’m better than a few of them. I’m enjoying myself.”     By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)

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