Rampant O’Shea rocks Ross to reach last eight
Tue, Jan 10th, 2012 10:18:00 pm

Tony O'SheaStockport sharpshooter and former green keeper Tony O'Shea drove Scot Ross Montgomery out of the championship with a speedy 35-minute 4-1 demolition.

With 99 years of experience on the stage, the clash between between the eighth (O'Shea) and ninth (Montgomery) seeds and the spice of an England versus Scotland clash, the ingredients were there for a tasty encounter.

Montgomery added his own blend of ingredient entertaining the capacity Lakeside venue with an impromptu spell of dancing to his theme music, sporting a new pair of eye-catching white spectacles but he was crushed into submission by Silverback.

The opening set went with the throw to O'Shea, the Stockport sharpshooter then snatched the opening leg of the second set against the throw and then defended his throw, Montgomery missing bull for an 86 finish but recovering to exit on double eight after Silverback missed doubles. The Cheshire ace held his throw in the fourth leg to move ominously 2-0 ahead.

O'Shea surged through the third set unchallenged firing out a couple of 180s and an 81 finish completed on bull to extend his match lead.

And then in the fourth he fought back from 1-0 down to level and jettison a 102 leg winning checkout finished on double tops. The Scot leapt in to exit on double six after Silverback failed to clinch a match-winning 141. And then the former American footballer with the Glasgow Diamonds touched down with 96, finished on double nine to pull back a set.

In the fifth Montgomery hit double tops for an eye-catching 120 finish, O'Shea replying with a 104 checkout finished on double 16, adding a 92 finish completed with bull in the next to move within one leg of victory.

Leaving himself on 36, O'Shea agonised as the Scot, who needed 160 hit the two 60s, Montgomery breaking into a broad smile as his third dart failed to find double tops. Silverback fired in double 18 with his first dart.

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