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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 January 2007, 18:07 GMT
Set by set: Adams 7-6 Nixon
Set by set updates as top seed Martin Adams defeats qualifier Phill Nixon in the final of the Lakeside World Championship at Frimley Green.


THIRTEENTH SET:
Adams 7-6 Nixon (Legs: 3-0)
A dramatic climax to a dramatic match. Adams wins the first leg against the throw and takes the second thanks to double 20 finish leaving Nixon needing three legs in a row.

Nixon is left a target 110 to save the match but fails to make it and Adams finally clinches victory with double 20, much to his relief to spark wild celebrations.

TWELFTH SET:
Adams 6-6 Nixon (Legs: 3-0)
Another amazing set by Nixon as, against all odds, he forces a deciding set with some superb throwing.

Adams is struggling badly as he sees his chances of victory possibly escaping from him but Nixon keeps his cool.

ELEVENTH SET:
Adams 6-5 Nixon (Legs: 3-2)
Another set for Nixon and another chance of victory for Adams goes begging as he misses two shots at double 8 for the title.

Nixon is looking calm and is hitting the doubles that had eluded him early on, leaving Adams looking very worried.

TENTH SET:
Adams 6-4 Nixon (Legs: 3-2)
Could we be on the verge of one of the most dramatic comebacks in the sport as Nixon wins his fourth consecutive set to cut the lead to two legs?

From 2-1 down Nixon has to win two legs to keep himself in the game and he is helped when Adams misses double 12 and then double 6 which would have given him the title.

NINTH SET:
Adams 6-3 Nixon (Legs: 3-0)
The Nixon bandwagon rolls on as he wins three legs in a row to inch his way further back into the match.

The ice-cool Adams is looking distinctly worried with the finishing line so close and he needs to regain his early match form quickly.

EIGHTH SET:
Adams 6-2 Nixon (Legs: 3-1)
The break seems to have done Nixon the power of good as he reels off another set to boost his confidence.

Adams gets a 161 checkout but Nixon keeps his cool to win the set and keep alive his chances of victory.

SEVENTH SET:
Adams 6-1 Nixon (Legs: 3-2)
There is joy unconfined at Frimley Green as Nixon comes to life and finally wins a much-deserved set.

The first four legs of the set are shared but the Durham player clinches the fifth leg with a dramatic 112 checkout and raises his arms in jubilation.

SIXTH SET:
Adams 6-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-1)
Nixon is given a brief chance at one leg apiece but he misses a series of doubles and Adams takes advantage to move ahead 2-1 in the final set before the break.

He then stretches his advantage further with the next leg to continue his dominance and move one set away from his first world title.

Nixon needs some time in the break to regain his composure and try to get something out of the match and avoid a whitewash.

FIFTH SET:
Adams 5-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-1)
Nixon finally breaks a run of nine legs in a row for Adams by taking the opening leg and the crowd gives the Durham player huge encouragement.

But it is a brief respite as Wolfie roars back with the next three legs to move closer to the seven sets needed for victory and nothing is going Nixon's way.

FOURTH SET:
Adams 4-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-0)
Adams makes another strong start, winning the first leg thanks to double 16 and the second leg goes his way with double 10.

His superb finishing display goes on in the third leg which he takes with double 19.

THIRD SET:
Adams 3-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-0)
The match could be starting to slip away from Nixon as he loses the third set without winning a leg and he is not being given the chance for any finishes.

Adams is looking clinical as he extends his advantage in his second World Championship final.

SECOND SET:
Adams 2-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-1)
Things are certainly going Adams' way as he continues his domination to take the second set.

He struggles with his doubles in the opening leg, won by Nixon, but regains his composure after that with three legs in a row and the Durham player is struggling.

FIRST SET:
Adams 1-0 Nixon (Legs: 3-1)
Although Adams looks the more nervous and he loses the first leg, he soon gets on track and his finishing is the better.

He breaks Nixon's throw in the third leg with a double 20 finish and repeats the feat in the next leg to take the set and claim an early advantage.

1810: The players take to the stage with Adams beginning proceedings by throwing the first darts of the final.


Adams and Nixon, both 50, are bidding to become the oldest-ever winner at Frimley Green as they battle it out for a first prize of 70,000.

England captain Adams has looked smooth on his way to the final, beating former champion Ted Hankey in the last eight before a tough semi-final victory over Mervyn King.

Nixon, a 150-1 outsider at the start of the tournament, has knocked out four seeds to reach the final - Daryl Fitton (7), Martin Atkins (10), Paul Hanvidge (15) and Niels de Ruiter (11).

But the Durham house-husband will have to be at his best to defeat Adams, who is the strong favourite to win his first World title.

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