Alan Soutar seals final 16 place at the Alexandra Palace

Alan Soutar’s 2022 PDC World Darts Championship campaign just keeps rolling on.

Scott Inglis
Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 4:02pm
Alan Soutar seals final 16 place at the Alexandra Palace
Aland Soutar is into the final 16 at the Ally Pally. Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images

The Arbroath fireman has lit up the tournament with a couple of excellent wins over Diogo Portela and Mensur Suljovic.

His spell in the worlds would face its sternest test, though, on Wednesday afternoon when he faced Portugal’s Jose De Sousa in the final 32.

The match got off to a pretty tame start as the two tried to find their range.

But, following the first set, Soutar and De Sousa traded blows until Soutar closed out the match with a 136 finish in the final set to beat seventh seed De Sousa 4-3.

"I’m absolutely buzzing,” he told Sky Sports after his match.

"My hands are absolutely soaking with sweat, people back home don’t understand how nerve wracking that is.

"But, when you win, the feeling you get for Scotland, for me, is amazing.

"The last 16 is only another match and let’s beat whoever is in front of me.”

He’ll now face Callan Rydz in the next round.

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