Flying Scotsman proud of Barney’s Tartan Army

The Premier League of Darts is well into the second half of the season with the ninth leg of the tour held at the Exhibition Centre in Aberdeen.

The return to Scotland was not without controversy after the sixth round of the tour, Glasgow, was highlighted by an aggressive reaction from the audience towards reigning World champion Adrian Lewis.

In the fourth and last match of that night, ‘Jackpot’ played against Scotsman and crowd favourite Gary Anderson. Before Lewis reached the oche, he received the expected booing but also the odd drink and coins were thrown at the Englishman.

Anderson took a 3-0 lead but eventually lost 8-3 after a mentally very strong Adrian Lewis fought back to win eight straight legs in an attempt to silence the crowd. Anderson later stated he was ashamed of his home crowd.

However, for the Aberdeen event the PDC took measures by making Anderson’s match against Terry Jenkins the first course of the menu of what became a textbook night of darts.

Stef Meens reports on a night which brought out the best in both the players as well as the crowd, including exclusive interviews with 15-time World Champion Phil Taylor, ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Gary Anderson and Dutch darts legend Raymond van Barneveld.

Premier League of Darts round 9 – Aberdeen

Gary Anderson 8-3 Terry Jenkins
Adrian Lewis 3-8 James Wade
Mark Webster 1-8 Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld 5-8 Simon Whitlock

Standings after round 9

Phil Taylor 8 7 0 1 +25 14
Gary Anderson 8 5 0 3 +11 10
Raymond v Barneveld 8 5 0 3 +8 10
Adrian Lewis 8 4 1 3 +14 9
Simon Whitlock 8 4 0 4 +4 8
Terry Jenkins 8 2 1 5 -18 5
Mark Webster 8 2 0 6 -20 4
James Wade 8 2 0 6 -24 4


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