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European Darts Matchplay

DARYL GURNEY could face his old foe John Henderson in the European Darts Matchplay.

The Northern Irishman beat Highlander on the way to his World Grand Prix success in 2018 – but also lost to the Scot in the World Championships later that year.

Henderson takes on Ryan Joyce this afternoon to see who will face Gurney on Saturday afternoon.

Gurney said: “It’s always tough against Big John. He’s a class act and if he’s on his game, he’s hard to stop.

“But I’m fired-up to have a better weekend after a disappointing one last time out.”

Jamie Hughes will also be aiming for a winning run when he takes on Wesley Plaisier in Mannheim, Germany this evening.

Schedule of Play
Friday September 6
Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Florian Hempel v Simon Stevenson
Jamie Hughes v Wesley Plaisier
Keegan Brown v Simon Whitlock
Maik Kuivenhoven v Karsten Koch
Robert Thornton v Kim Huybrechts
Michael Smith v Steve Lennon
Max Hopp v William O’Connor
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Wayne Jones

Saturday September 7
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
Dave Chisnall v Meikle/Claydon
Jonny Clayton v Taylor/Edgar
James Wade v Brooks/McGeeney
Adrian Lewis v Van Duijvenbode/Kciuk
Glen Durrant v Harris/R Smith
Daryl Gurney v Henderson/Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Hempel/Stevenson
Rob Cross v Nilsson/Marvin Wedher


By Phil Lanning