Gary Anderson and Chris Dobey will fly the Unicorn flag as the pair bid for Players Championship glory.

In the last 16, both won all Unicorn clashes.....Dobey beating James Wade in a thrilling last leg decider but Anderson was too good for Joe Cullen winning 10-2.

The Scot, who won the tournament back in 2014, has dropped only five legs so far this weekend. For Dobey it was arguably the biggest win of his career and he reached a ‘Major’ TV quarter-final for the second time.

It was a terrific day for young Dobey. He beat Dave Chisnall 6-3 to set up the showdown with Wade.

‘The Machine’ took out 104, 117 and 100 as he carved out a 6-3 lead to take control, but Dobey had other ideas.....four superb legs on the spin including a superb 148 finish.

The tension was growing....7-7, 8-7 Wade with a break, 8-8 as Dobey responds, then a 13-darter for Wade but he missed three darts at ‘tops’ and D10 to win 10-8 and Dobey pinged D10 to make it nine apiece.

Wade banged in a brilliant 170 to leave 63 but proceeded to miss another match dart at ‘tops’ and up stepped Dobey, cool as you like, to hit D10 to clinch a thriller.

“It is one of the best wins without a doubt,” he said. “I composed myself when it really mattered. When I came from 6-3 down, I kept telling myself I can win this and it all came down to holding my nerve.”

Dobey plays Daryl Gurney in those quarter-finals.

Anderson was just too good for Cullen. The Scot averaged nearly 101 and Cullen just couldn’t compete in the scoring stakes.

Cullen had hit five 180s in a 6-4 win over Steve Beaton in round to, while Anderson averaged 106 as he dispatched Simon Whitlock 6-1.

The first four legs were shared on throw but when Cullen missed three darts to break it turned the match in Anderson’s favour.

We witnessed one of those famous Anderson surges as he reeled off eight consecutive legs to coast into the last eight. He took his 180 tally to five and a two-dart 92 finish put Cullen out of his misery.

Gary’s quarter-final opponent is last year’s runner-up Jonny Clayton who was a 10-5 winner over Ricky Evans.

No.1 seed Ian White was one of five Team Unicorn players to bow out in the 2nd Round.

For White though, another huge disappointment in a big TV event as he failed to fire and slumped to a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Brendan Dolan. After averaging 111 in his 1st Round victory, White could only manage an 83 average in a shock defeat.

And there was frustration for Michael Smith as he lost a dramatic last leg decider to Jonny Clayton. The Unicorn ace actually survived six match darts in the 10th leg to force the decider, but then missed one dart at D14 to squeeze through before the Welshman took out 80 on ‘tops’ to win.

Keegan Brown suffered at the hands of Michael van Gerwen. The defending champion won 6-1. Brown avoided the whitewash after the Dutchman missed three match darts, but Van Gerwen returned to nail 113 on the bull to seal the win.

Jeffrey de Zwaan failed to take countless chances as he went down 6-2 to Ricky Evans. Each time he missed he was punished by Evans who won the match courtesy of a 151 check-out.

And Madars Razma came from 0-4 down against Stephen Bunting, but he missed three darts to take the match to a last leg shoot-out and Bunting won edged it 6-4.

Sunday Q/Finals:

Chris Dobey v Daryl Gurney

Gary Anderson v Jonny Clayton

Michael van Gerwen v Steve Lennon

Stephen Bunting v Danny Noppert

By STUART PYKE at the Players Championship Finals

Images courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC

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