POWER GETS TURNED ON FOR A FIGHT

MCCOY’S PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS

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PHIL TAY­LOR is ready for a fight on the oche on Thurs­day night.

Un­beaten Tay­lor will seal his place in the play-offs if he de­feats Andy Hamil­ton in Not­ting­ham.

Since draw­ing with Adrian Lewis on week one, “The Power” has won seven straight matches to leave his ri­vals trail­ing in the ta­ble.

Hamil­ton ham­mered Lewis 8-4 last week and Tay­lor said: “Andy played re­ally well and showed a lot of bot­tle.

“He can beat any­body, he’s a right scrap­per and he’s like a cage fighter.

Crushed

“I’ve got to go up there and beat him up on Thurs­day!

“It’s my ob­jec­tive to win ev­ery match and to win the final.

“The other play­ers just want to make the top four, but I’m look­ing at the final be­cause I want the tro­phy back from Gary An­der­son.”

Hamil­ton, who is chal­leng­ing hard to reach fi­nals night next month, is go­ing ahead with the match against his fel­low Stoke chucker de­spite his fa­ther’s death last Fri­day.

He was crushed 8-3 by Tay­lor in Glas­gow last month and ad­mit­ted: “Last time I played him I went into the game a bit de­spon­dent be­cause he was top of the league and I’d had a cou­ple of losses be­fore that and I just wanted to com­pete.

“I’m play­ing well again so it’s a dif­fer­ent game this week.

“I’ve got noth­ing to lose. I’m play­ing well but I’ve not quite been fo­cused enough and I need to tighten up a lit­tle bit.

“My scor­ing isn’t bril­liant all the time but I can hit big scores at the right times and fin­ish well – and that’s where you win games. If Phil gives me a chance, then I’ve sim­ply got to take it.”

LEAGUE TA­BLE UP FOR A SCRAP:

Tay­lor

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