Fermanagh’s Brendan Dolan through to last 32 at World Darts Championship

Fermanagh’s Brendan Dolan through to last 32 at World Darts Championship
Brendan Dolan celebrates defeating Christian Kist at Alexandra Palace. Photo: John Walton/PA

Raymond van Barneveld thrashed Robbie Green 3-0 to ease into the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship.

With his opponent producing a three-dart average of just 90.08, 2007 winner Van Barneveld was able to cruise to victory, dropping only two legs in the process.

A 156 checkout in a 12-dart leg set the number 12 seed from Holland on his way during the first set and tournament debutant Green never looked like getting on terms.

On a night without a notable upset, Australia's Simon Whitlock beat Dragutin Horvat, who had overcome Boris Koltsov 2-1 in a qualifier earlier in the evening.

The 2010 runner-up Whitlock never looked like dropping a set against his German opponent and produced the moment of the night as he hit the bullseye to complete a 170 checkout in the third set.

Brendan Dolan overcame Christian Kist in the most keenly-contested game of the evening.

Dolan averaged over 100 as he took the first set 3-0, but the Dutchman responded by taking the second without dropping a leg.

However, the Northern Irishman responded to win the next two sets and progress to the last 32.

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