Modus Icons of Darts: Evans pips nine-dart Adams to Day Three title with clean sweep
Despite Martin Adams pinning a sensational nine-darter, it was David Evans who reigned victorious on Day Three of Phase Three in the Modus Icons of Darts Live League.
Evans claimed five wins on Wednesday afternoon and narrowly denied the three-time world champion, Adams, to clinch the spoils with a two-point gap in the table.
Adams started the day in scintillating form, defeating Fallon Sherrock, Paul Nicholson and Monday’s winner Scott Marsh, before converting a magnificent nine-dart finish against former world youth champion James Hubbard.
In his culminating clash of the afternoon, the 63-year-old was beaten by Evans – who battled back from 3-1 adrift to strengthen his hopes of clinching top spot despite squandering 13 darts on the doubles.
Evans commenced his campaign with a customary victory over global sensation Sherrock, before battling back from 4-2 behind to edge past Marsh in a deciding leg thriller.
He then narrowly saw off Adams prior to missing handfuls of darts at double once again, despite breezing past a well below-par former world youth champion in Hubbard.
The BDO World Championship quarter-finalist subsequently produced his most prolific performance of the afternoon, recording a 99.13 average in a comfortable 5-1 win over former Players Championship Finals winner Nicholson.
Missed doubles proved costly for Nicholson, with checkouts of 106 and 94 on the bullseye helping Evans get over the line and seal his first title of the newly-established Phase Three.
Phase Three of the Modus Icons of Darts Live League continues on Thursday afternoon as Tuesday’s winner Jason Askew returns to the fray as well as world champions Scott Mitchell and Mark Webster.
MODUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE PHASE THREE
Week One – Day Three
Wednesday June 3
Fallon Sherrock 4-5 Martin Adams
Scott Marsh 5-1 Fallon Sherrock
Martin Adams 5-2 Scott Marsh
David Evans 5-3 Fallon Sherrock
Paul Nicholson 4-5 Martin Adams
James Hubbard 3-5 Scott Marsh
Fallon Sherrock 2-5 Paul Nicholson
Martin Adams 5-1 James Hubbard
Scott Marsh 4-5 David Evans
James Hubbard 1-5 Fallon Sherrock
David Evans 5-4 Martin Adams
Paul Nicholson 2-5 Scott Marsh
David Evans 5-1 James Hubbard
Paul Nicholson 1-5 David Evans
James Hubbard 3-5 Paul Nicholson
— MODUSDarts.tv (@ModusDarts180) June 3, 2020
Week One – Day Four
Thursday June 4
Mark Webster v Jason Askew
Scott Mitchell v Mark Webster
Jason Askew v Scott Mitchell
Boris Koltsov v Mark Webster
Keelan Kay v Jason Askew
Andy Jenkins v Scott Mitchell
Mark Webster v Keelan Kay
Jason Askew v Andy Jenkins
Scott Mitchell v Boris Koltsov
Andy Jenkins v Mark Webster
Boris Koltsov v Jason Askew
Keelan Kay v Scott Mitchell
Boris Koltsov v Andy Jenkins
Keelan Kay v Boris Koltsov
Andy Jenkins v Keelan Kay
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