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Trina Gulliver to face Rhian Edwards in darts final

BDO World Professional Darts Championships
Venue: Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey Dates: 2-10 January
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.
Daily reports and scores on BBC Sport website

Trina Gulliver
Gulliver has dominated women's darts for the past decade

Trina Gulliver remains on course for an eighth BDO women's championship after she beat Deta Hedman 2-0 in the semi-finals at the Lakeside.

Hedman, a former world number one, kept pace with her rival but missed key doubles as Warwickshire's Gulliver, 40, reached a tenth final.

In the other semi-final, Welsh debutant Rhian Edwards beat Karen Lawman 2-0.

In a match of limited quality, the highlight was a 112 finish from Edwards as she downed the fourth seed.

Lawman had chances of her own, missing the bull for a 130 finish in the second set, and then busting with 120 required by hitting successive triple twenties.

But Edwards' greater composure saw her through to the final, though she is sure to start as an overwhelming underdog against 'Golden Girl' Gulliver.

The England international will be determined to make amends for last year's defeat by Francis Hoenslaar.

She also lost in the 2008 final to Russia's Anastasia Dobromyslava - her first ever loss at the Lakeside.

Edwards served notice of her title ambitions by beating compatriot and top seed Julie Gore 2-0 in the first round.

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