The Scottish No1 from Eyemouth can expect to have the crowd behind him for a change going into tonight’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League clash with world champion Adrian Lewis in Glasgow. But his English opponent, who returned to form last week with a thumping victory, says he is relishing the prospect. “I know the crowd will be behind Gary and I’m looking forward to it,” said Lewis. “It’s going to be a brilliant atmosphere.”
Anderson lost for the first time in the Premier League last week, Phil Taylor edging a dramatic clash 8-6 to draw level with the Scot at the top of the Premier League table. Anderson entered his clash with Taylor on a high after winning his opening four games, but was left to rue missed doubles in the penultimate leg of a fine tussle.
He wired two darts at double top, which would have given him a 7-6 lead with the throw in the decider, but Taylor stepped in to take the leg and then swept to victory with a 12-dart finish. “I am kicking myself a bit,” said Anderson. “I had a few missed chances and I should have gone 7-6 up - the darts were so close and even with 8,000 fans in I could hear them clip the wire!”
“I’m still top of the league and there’s a long way to go yet before the top four are finalised - and I can’t wait to play Adrian Lewis in Glasgow.”