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Defending BDO World Champion Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams meets ‘The Silverback’ Tony O’Shea in the quarter final of this years competition with a place in the semi final up for grabs. Both players have wowed the audience with some magnificent darts and this match up will be an intriquing contest.
Martin Adams whitewashed Scotsman Gary Stone 4-0 to set up his tie with O’Shea, bullying his opponent with some killer darts, and remaining calm under pressure.
Adams, who often fails to finish off opponents due to a few nerves, looked calm and collected against Stone, and played a perfectly steady game in which he never looked likely to lose.
Wolfie Adams is looking for his third successive BDO World title, bidding to be only the second player to achieve the feat after Eric Bristow.
Martin Adams 4/9 Tony O’Shea 7/4
Martin Adams 5/4 Tony O’Shea Evens
England captain Adams said after his commanding victory ” I am still on course to win three titles on the spin. Only one other player has done that – Eric Bristow”.
“I want to equal his record and then perhaps I can try to get four on the trot,” declared Wolfie, who confirmed that he had the longest winning sequence in the tournament since the Crafty Cockney back in the 1980s.
Tony O’Shea also looked on top of his game against Scot Ross Montgomery, taking just 35 minutes to dispose of his opponent 4-1 in sets.
Nearly man O’Shea has obviously put his 2011 shock first round exit behind him, and has deservedly earned his place in the latter stages of the tournament.
Twice semi-finalist O’Shea will be looking to make it to his first BDO World final, but will have to be composed and in his best ever form if he is to challenge Martin Adams, who has made the competition his own in the last two years.
Martin Adams has been there and done it, and should have the advantage over Tony O’Shea who has always fell a little bit short at the high pressure stages.Back Martin Adams to win 4/9 with Bet365