Coventry Darter Steve Beaton beat South Africa’s Devon Petersen by three sets to one in the first round of the PDC World Championship.
“I was doing really well and then I switched off a bit so I was pleased to finish the job,” said Beaton to the PDC website.
“I’d love to have a run here like I did in Blackpool. I’ve never really had a good year at Ally Pally so I’d love to have one this year. The crowd really get behind me and to give them something back would be fantastic.”
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 16, 2016