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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 November 2007, 18:03 GMT
Thornton captures Masters title
darts
Scotsman Robert Thornton produced some impressive darts to beat Darryl Fitton 7-5 in the Winmau World Masters final.

The West Ayrshire veteran took the final three sets after a fluctuating encounter at Bridlington.

Fitton manufactured a marvellous 170 finish in the second leg of the fifth set and had edged 5-4 ahead before the Scot's determined recovery.

Thornton's victory also earns him a place in the BDO World Championships at Frimley Green starting in January.

Fitton, who had beaten Jon Walton earlier in the afternoon, fought back to level at 4-4 after Thorton had been 4-2 up after the interval.

He then edged ahead but Thornton produced a stunning 156 checkout to level at 5-5.

Having claimed the 11th set as well, Thornton won the first leg of the next against the darts.

A maximum left him with 81 for the title and he made no mistake with his second shot at double 18.



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