Mark Webster progressed to the second round of the World Darts Championship with a straight sets victory against Mick McGowan on Friday afternoon.
The two-time semi-finalist battled through illness to win last-leg deciders in every set of his round one clash at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The Welsh ace took out 126 in the fifth leg of set one to take the lead before a vital 180, followed by a 69 finish, helped him double that advantage.
And when McGowan missed a dart at double top for the third set, Webster found the same target to complete victory.
“I haven’t felt too well so I’m delighted to be through,” revealed Webster, who will take on Terry Jenkins or Darin Young on December 28.
“It wasn’t great but it was the first round of the World Championship, which is always horrible. Mick played quite well and pushed me so I’m over the moon really.
“I’ve got ten days off now so I’ll go and recover and I’ll definitely play better in the next round. My next opponent should not judge me on this performance.”