Dur­rant fights back to make it three in a row

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thought ev­ery­body did so well. It was two good team per­for­mances. I am proud of the guys and how they com­peted. Maybe that is a ref­er­ence point we can use in the fu­ture.

“It shows that if we do our things well, we can be suc­cess­ful.”

DUNDEE Comets were in Scot­tish Cup ac­tion on Sat­ur­day night as they beat last year’s run­ners-up.

Pais­ley Pi­rates were in town and both teams were level at 2-2 after the first pe­riod. GLEN Dur­rant won the BDO World Darts Cham­pi­onship for the third year in suc­ces­sion with a 7-3 win over fel­low English­man Scott Waites at the Lake­side club i n Frim­ley Green.

Waites held a 3-2 lead as the early stages were tightly con­tested but Dur­rant then raised his game sig­nif­i­cantly to rat­tle off five sets in a row and claim the first prize of £100,000.

The 48-year-old from Mid­dles­brough is the first player to win the BDO ti­tle three years in a row since Eric Bris­tow in 1984-86.

“That means the earth and back and to do it against a Lake­side leg­end like Scott Waites, that really was the ic­ing on the cake,” Dur­rant said.

“I thought for four or five sets there he was much the bet­ter player and I just kept find­ing that dou­ble like I did against Jim Wil­liams in the semi-fi­nal. I think I got just a lit­tle bit lucky.

“Just re­mem­ber Eric Bris­tow won it when it was a uni­fied or­gan­i­sa­tion. I know I’ m not play­ing Michael Van Ger wen, Michael Smith, Gary An­der­son, the works. All I can do is beat le­gends like Scott Waites.”

Steel­ers goal. His two strikes in Dundee last night helped Stars coast to a su­perb suc­cess.

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