William Borland hits nine-darter in PDC World Darts Championship debut against Bradley Brooks

Willie Borland hits nine-darter vs Bradley Brooks

William Borland hit a nine-darter in his PDC World Darts Championship debut on Friday evening.

The Scotsman’s first-round match against Bradley Brooks went all the way to a sudden death leg.

And the 25-year-old produced the perfect leg to seal his progression to the next round.

Borland, under the utmost pressure, started off the leg with a 180, before following up with a 177.

Borland then took out 144 (T20, T20, D12) to send Alexandra Palace into raptures. Watch his nine-darter below…

It was a fitting climax to a quite incredible match which saw Borland average 94.81 and Brooks average 94.22.

Borland’s celebration was almost as special as his perfect leg. The Scotsman went absolutely crazy – and you can understand him for doing so.

After all, that was his first ever game at Alexandra Palace and he won it in the best way possible.

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It was the 11th nine-darter in PDC World Championship history.

Borland said it was ‘the best night of his life’ in his interview with Sky Sports after the game.

He said: “I was just thinking to myself ‘keep going, keep going… you are scoring good and just see what happens.’

“To go and hit the nine-darter was just unbelievable. I’m just loving it.

“Everybody was singing ‘Scotland get battered everywhere they go’ and that just got me going! Bradley played a terrific game there. We both struggled at times but I did the right thing at the right time.”

Borland’s reward for coming through a titanic tussle with Brooks is a second round tie against 15th seed, Ryan Searle.

If he plays like he did against Brooks, Borland has a very good chance of causing an upset.

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