Phil Taylor beats Fallon Sherrock but all-time great Power needed stunning 167 finish to clinch victory – The Sun

OCHE KING Phil Taylor required a stunning last-leg 167 finish to stop being dethroned by Queen of the Palace Fallon Sherrock.

In the third Paddy Power Darts at Home series – which was broadcast tonight on Sky Sports – The Power prevailed 7-6 as £16,200 was raised for charity.

Sherrock, who locked away loud dog Squirtle, took out 155, 110 and 130 finishes led 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 in the best-of-13 legs tie.

The 25-year-old was on course for a nine-darter but was outdone in the decisive leg as 16-time world champion Taylor, 59, hit the impressive winning checkout on Bull.

It was a high-class clash on the Target Nexus Dartboard with pink-shirted Sherrock averaging 121.61 and victorious Taylor recording 116.68.

Taylor screamed: “I’ve got The Power. Sorry Fallon.”

Former BDO world darts champion Mark Webster said: “It was an incredible end to an incredible match. The match deserved that.

“Phil is still the best. He is still hungry to win.

“I’ve played exhibitions with him and he still has a massive appetite even though he doesn’t play competitive darts.

“Losing to Raymond van Barneveld last month would have hurt him.

“Fallon thought she would get another chance but not on Phil’s watch. Playing against a calibre of player like Phil gives her experience. It’s a good platform for her.”

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