PDC World Championship: Dolan suffers first-round defeat

Brendan Dolan had a match average of 87.19 in his defeat in London
Brendan Dolan had a match average of 87.19 in his defeat in London
PDC World Championship 2016
Date: 17 December to 3 January Venue: Alexandra Palace, London

Brendan Dolan is out of the PDC World Championship after a 3-0 defeat by Australian Kyle Anderson in the first round at Alexandra Palace.

The world number 18 from Belcoo in Co Fermanagh lost out 3-2, 3-1 and 3-2 on Friday night.

Londonderry player Daryl Gurney set up a second-round meeting with defending champion Gary Anderson on Boxing Day by beating Jamie Lewis 3-1 on Thursday.

Gurney defeated Anderson 10-4 at last month's Players Championship Finals.

The 29-year-old hit five 180s in an impressive triumph over Lewis on the opening day of the tournament.

Gurney won three straight legs in a dominant first set, before Lewis took the second 3-1.

He edged the third 3-2 before taking the fourth 3-1 to finish the job.

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