BDO World Darts: Martin Adams & Scott Mitchell in semis

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport at Lakeside Country Club
'Devastating' Mitchell into semis

Three-time champion Martin Adams and fourth seed Scott Mitchell are through to the BDO World Championship semi-finals at Lakeside.

Adams, 58, is into the last four at Lakeside for the 10th time after beating Scotland's Ross Montgomery 5-1.

"The one thing I'm pleased about today is that I hit some doubles without mucking about," he told BBC Sport.

Mitchell, 44, hit six ton-plus checkouts in a 5-2 win over fellow Englishman Brian Dawson.

He will play either Robbie Green or Jeff Smith next, while Adams will take on the winner of the last-eight tie between Darryl Fitton and Glen Durrant.

The two remaining men's quarter-finals and both semi-finals in the women's event will be played on Friday evening.

Montgomery was hugely impressive in his 4-0 success over 2013 champion Scott Waites, which took him into his first World Championship quarter-final.

But it was Adams who made the quicker start to their encounter, winning six of the first seven legs to go 2-0 in front and maintaining control to book his spot in Saturday's semi-finals.

Mitchell's exceptional finishing earned him eight of the first nine legs against Dawson and a 3-1 lead in sets at the interval.

Qualifier Dawson came within one leg of levelling the match at 3-3, but Mitchell landed a 132 checkout on the bull to restore his two-set advantage and reached the semi-finals for the first time in his career.

"The finishing was good there but I still don't think I've played my best game - I've not really scored alongside it," said Mitchell, who lives in Bransgore, Hampshire.

"The Lakeside's been part of my life since I was an eight-year-old. I've been here six times as a fan, six times as a player and now I'm in the semi-finals. I can't take it in."

BDO World Championships 2015
Date: 3-11 January 2015 Venue: Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, online, mobiles, tablets and BBC Sport app

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