Chizzy getting back to top form

Dave Chisnall is getting back to his best
Dave Chisnall is getting back to his best
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Dave Chisnall is back on the rails.

After losing his first two games in the prestigious Premier Darts League - and slumping to bottom spot in the table - the 36-year-old St Helens ace bounced back in style last night (Thursday) to defeat Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts 7-4 at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Chizzy hit back from a leg down to lead 2-1 and 5-2, with key finishes of 78 and 68 and breaking the Belgian’s throw before Huybrechts took out 66 to stay in touch at 5-3.

The local lad, though, fired in a sublime 141 checkout to secure a minimum of a point before closing out the win with a 14-darter.

“I scored well and I finished quite well, so I’m pleased,” said Chisnall, who in recent weeks had not reached anywhere near his full potential.

“I was poor at the start of the competition but I felt good all week and produced it up there, and I’m happy.”

Victory lifted him to eighth place in the 10-strong league ladder and he will be hoping to pick up a further two points when he comes face to face with 32-year-old Dutchman Jelle Klaasen - who is still pointless and now rooted at the foot of the table - in Brighton next Thursday, February 23.