Chisnall rues inconsistency after beating Taylor

File photo dated 09/01/10 of Dave Chisnall. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 27, 2011. Dave Chisnall kept his cool to cause a massive upset and knock multiple winner Phil Taylor out of the ladbrokes.com World Championship with a commanding performance at the Alexandra Palace. See PA story DARTS World. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 09/01/10 of Dave Chisnall. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 27, 2011. Dave Chisnall kept his cool to cause a massive upset and knock multiple winner Phil Taylor out of the ladbrokes.com World Championship with a commanding performance at the Alexandra Palace. See PA story DARTS World. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

ST Helens darts ace Dave Chisnall went from ecstasy to agony by beating the great Phil Taylor – then getting thrashed by a journeyman thrower.

The 31-year-old shocked the darts world by demolishing The Power, dishing out a 4-1 hammering on his World Darts Championship debut.

His odds of winning the title – and the £200,000 prize money – on his first attempt were immediately slashed to 8-1.

But he failed to match the dizzying heights he reached against Taylor – the most decorated player in the game – against Andy Hamilton in the following round.

Afterwards Chisnall admitted: “Andy played well and deserved to win. I missed a few doubles early on and after that I didn’t get going.”

Forty-eight hours earlier, ‘Chizzy Rascal’ had delighted his fans with an awe-inspiring performance against Taylor, which included eight 180s and had left the 15-times champion reflecting on his future in the game.

He admitted: “It feels like Man City v Man Utd – and I was Man Utd. It was a ridiculous scoreline.

“It could probably be the end of me, who really knows?

“I won’t take anything away from Dave. He was brilliant. At times I stood

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