Nicholson and Nijman seal success as Modus extravaganza resumes

Paul Nicholson and Wessel Nijman were successful on Friday as Week Three of Modus Darts’ live-streamed initiative resumed.

Nicholson, who sits tightly at the top of the overall Icons of Darts Live League standings, continued his fantastic vein of form as he scooped four successive victories.

‘The Asset’ pulled off a remarkable comeback in his opener as he battled back from 4-1 down against Andy Jenkins, recording a 91.35 average and pinning 50 per cent of his attempts on the doubles.

The pair traded ton-plus checkouts in the early stages of the affair, before Jenkins formed a three-leg advantage, only for the former Players Championship Finals winner to reel off three legs in succession and force a decider.

Former World Championship semi-finalist Jenkins faltered in the deciding leg, managing just two trebles as Nicholson completed a marvellous resurgence with a nerveless 15-darter.

Subsequently, ‘The Asset’ produced a doubling masterclass in a rampant 5-2 win over rock bottom placed Adam Huckvale, clocking an impressive 102.46 average and a five-star performance on the outer ring.

He then narrowly overcame Wednesday’s nine-dart hero Arron Monk in a match which saw 27 darts missed at doubles between the two, before culminating his afternoon’s work with his first defeat in eight matches.

James Hubbard ended Nicholson’s winning streak as he fought back from 3-1 and 4-2 behind, eventually capitalising on a disappointing deciding leg from Friday’s table-topper.

Elsewhere, 19-year-old Nijman, who topped last week’s standings, enjoyed an unbeaten evening as he picked up maximum points and ended Martin Adams’ A Night At The Darts dominance.

Three-time world champion Adams, 63, had rolled back the years in winning three consecutive groups prior to Friday’s action commencing, but surprisingly fell to four defeats on the night.

Nijman recorded averages of 97.51 and 104.12 in his opening two emphatic victories over Jason Askew and David Evans respectively.

He then denied Adams in a deciding leg despite missing 14 darts at double, before sealing the deal with a win over another former world champion in Scott Mitchell.

The Modus Darts double-header comes to a conclusion on Saturday with action commencing from 11am and streamed via a number of bookmakers’ websites and Modus Darts on YouTube.

MODUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE


Group Five
Friday April 24

James Hubbard (87.98) 2-5 (91.83) Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins (93.94) 4-5 (91.35) Paul Nicholson
Adam Huckvale (78.55) 3-5 (84.42) James Hubbard
Arron Monk (78.84) 5-1 (71.68) Andy Jenkins
Paul Nicholson (102.46) 5-2 (95.03) Adam Huckvale
James Hubbard (82.49) 5-2 (70) Andy Jenkins
Arron Monk (83.86) 4-5 (85.6) Paul Nicholson
Adam Huckvale (75.18) 1-5 (74) Andy Jenkins
James Hubbard (87.74) 5-4 (84.65) Paul Nicholson
Arron Monk (81.74) 3-5 (84.52) Adam Huckvale

Group Six
Saturday April 25

Arron Monk v Andy Jenkins
Diogo Portela v Paul Nicholson
Arron Monk v Adam Huckvale
Andy Jenkins v Paul Nicholson
Adam Huckvale v Diogo Portela
Paul Nicholson v Arron Monk
Diogo Portela v Andy Jenkins
Paul Nicholson v Adam Huckvale
Diogo Portela v Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins v Adam Huckvale

Best of nine legs

MODUS A NIGHT AT THE DARTS


Group Five
Friday April 24

David Evans (95.45) 5-3 (86.15) Martin Adams
Jason Askew (98.51) 2-5 (97.51) Wessel Nijman
Martin Adams (90.82) 2-5 (93.09) Scott Mitchell
David Evans (88.46) 3-5 (104.12) Wessel Nijman
Jason Askew (102.69) 5-3 (95.47) Scott Mitchell
Wessel Nijman (91.67) 5-4 (88.14) Martin Adams
David Evans (78.17) 3-5 (92.67) Scott Mitchell
Martin Adams (91.78) 1-5 (100.29) Jason Askew
Scott Mitchell (84.89) 2-5 (88.63) Wessel Nijman
Jason Askew (99.36) 5-3 (94.62) David Evans

Group Six
Saturday April 25

Fallon Sherrock v Wessel Nijman
David Evans v Boris Koltsov
Fallon Sherrock v Scott Mitchell
Jason Askew v Wessel Nijman
Fallon Sherrock v David Evans
Boris Koltsov v Scott Mitchell
Fallon Sherrock v Jason Askew
David Evans v Wessel Nijman
Fallon Sherrock v Boris Koltsov
Jason Askew v Scott Mitchell
Wessel Nijman v Boris Koltsov
David Evans v Scott Mitchell
Boris Koltsov v Jason Askew
Scott Mitchell v Wessel Nijman

Best of nine legs

Please note Fallon Sherrock’s matches are best of seven legs and do not count towards the overall standings


(Photography: PDC Europe)

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