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Dolan battles to victory over Foulkes to set up third round clash with Price at World Darts Championship

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Brendan Dolan in action at Alexandra Palace (James Chance/Getty Images)

Brendan Dolan in action at Alexandra Palace (James Chance/Getty Images)

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Brendan Dolan in action at Alexandra Palace (James Chance/Getty Images)

Brendan Dolan is through to the third round of the World Darts Championship after a 3-1 win over Edward Foulkes at Alexandra Palace.

The Enniskillen man is the second Northern Irishman into the post-Christmas rounds after he swept aside the Japanese qualifier, joining Daryl Gurney in the third round.

Dolan had taken the first set in under six minutes in a brilliant display, but Foulkes struck back in the second set to level it up at 1-1.

In a nervy, crucial third set, Foulkes had a chance to take it and seize the advantage, but he missed a double for the win, and instead World No.30 Dolan won the set 3-2 to lead 2-1.

And with the momentum, the Northern Irishman wrapped up the victory with a 3-0 success in the fourth set to set up a third round meeting with Gerwyn Price.

"He was very dangerous. I knew nothing about him bar his first-round game," Dolan told Sky Sports.

"I knew if he felt a wee bit comfortable he could be an awesome player. It made me feel very uneasy up there for my first game, when he had already been up there."

Belfast Telegraph


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