Askew and Nicholson claim final groups as Modus double-header comes to a close

Jason Askew rounded off his first week in Modus’ A Night At The Darts with Group Six success, while Paul Nicholson extended his untouchable lead at the top of the Modus Icons of Darts Live League table.

Askew, who topped the overall standings in Week Two of the Icons of Darts Live League, gained three victories from four matches to claim his first A Night At The Darts group.

The recent UK Open qualifier endured defeat in his opener against the overall Week Three champion, Wessel Nijman, despite averaging 101.68 and pinning five maximums.

Askew led 4-2 and was seemingly on course for his first win of the night, however, after missing a host of match darts, he was punished by the 19-year-old – who found a self-assured 12-darter in the decider.

Scott Mitchell was then brushed aside by the son of former back-to-back World Championship semi-finalist Dave Askew.

It was the 2015 BDO world champion who took the opening leg, though, Askew reeled off five legs in succession to get another two points under his belt.

His winning ways continued as he overcame Russian number one Boris Koltsov, recording a scintillating average of 100.83 and pinning five of his six attempts on the doubles.

Askew subsequently completed his impressive evenings work with a narrow 5-4 win over David Evans, averaging 96.93.

Evans led 3-1 in the closely contested affair, only for Askew to battle back with a trio of 15-dart legs, however, Evans then produced a 12-darter of his own and sent the match to a decider – in which Askew pulled off a nerveless 13-darter to prevail.

Meanwhile, Nijman claimed the overall A Night At The Darts Week Two title, after finishing second in Saturday’s standings and being narrowly denied top spot in Group Six on leg difference.

The 19-year-old finished in pole position for the second week running following on from his impressive string of performances during the inaugural week of nightly action.

Elsewhere, Paul Nicholson’s Icons of Darts Live League dominance resumed as he topped Group Six and finished top of the overall standings by quite some distance.

Nicholson culminated his week with a mammoth 10-point lead ahead of second placed Arron Monk – who completed the first ever online nine-darter in a Modus league on Wednesday afternoon.

‘The Asset’ won 16 out of his 20 matches throughout the duration of his third week in the Icons of Darts Live League, with all four of those defeats coming against either Andy Jenkins or James Hubbard.

The Englishman claimed his third consecutive group success on Saturday, winning three out of his four matches.

The Modus Icons of Darts Live League and A Night At The Darts will continue simultaneously on Monday. Those competing and the schedule will be confirmed in due course.


Week Three – Group Six
Saturday April 25

Arron Monk (83.7) 3-5 Andy Jenkins (90.3)
Paul Nicholson (96.5) 5-1 Diogo Portela (86.8)
Adam Huckvale (82.3) 5-4 Arron Monk (83.2)
Andy Jenkins (89.2) 5-2 Paul Nicholson (79.6)
Diogo Portela (72.8) 2-5 Adam Huckvale (81)
Arron Monk (88.4) 3-5 Paul Nicholson (99)
Andy Jenkins (86.3) 5-4 Diogo Portela (90.6)
Adam Huckvale (91.2) 3-5 Paul Nicholson (90.3)
Arron Monk (90.6) 5-3 Diogo Portela (80.6)
Andy Jenkins (86.3) 3-5 Adam Huckvale (89)


Week Three – Group Six
Saturday April 25

David Evans (98.4) 5-1 Boris Koltsov (97.4)
Jason Askew (101.7) 4-5 Wessel Nijman (99.8)
Boris Koltsov (94.5) 4-5 Scott Mitchell (101.5)
David Evans (91.4) 3-5 Wessel Nijman (89.4)
Jason Askew (93) 5-1 Scott Mitchell (95)
Wessel Nijman (86.5) 3-5 Boris Koltsov (92)
David Evans (100.2) 5-0 Scott Mitchell (79.6)
Boris Koltsov (96.7) 2-5 Jason Askew (100.8)
Scott Mitchell (88.8) 2-5 Wessel Nijman (97.4)
Jason Askew (97) 5-4 David Evans (92.8)

Please note Fallon Sherrock’s challenge matches and results are not included as they do not count towards the overall standings

(Photography: Rileys Sports Bars)

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