Brendan Dolan beaten in World Championship darts quarter but pockets £50k prize money
Fermanagh man Brendan Dolan's thrilling run in the PDC World Championship has come to an end.
The world number 45 had worked his way to the last eight but couldn't extend that run, beaten 5-1 by Nathan Aspinall.
Dolan's run earns him a cool £50k prize-money, although a win would have at least doubled his money to the £100k the beaten semi-finalists will pocket.
Dolan threw six 180s but saw his throw broken five times on his way to defeat, his 93.87 average far below Aspinall's 99.72.
Aspinall's victory is revenge for Dolan's success the last time the two met in the Players' Championship during the summer.
The Englishman will now play either Luke Humphries or Michael Smith in the semi-final.
Dolan's exit ends Northern Ireland's interest in the tournament, Daryl Gurney already having lost.
Belfast Telegraph Digital