Players Championship Finals: Gary Anderson, Justin Pipe, Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts into last eight
Last Updated: 01/12/12 5:54pm
Gary Anderson: Scot advanced to quarter-finals in Minehead
Gary Anderson overcame a slow start to beat Robert Thornton 10-6 in the second round of the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
Thornton raced into a 3-0 lead in the all-Scottish clash but Anderson responded by winning the next seven in a row, including checkouts of 100 and 121.
The comeback looked on for Thornton when he reduced his deficit to 8-6, only for Anderson to close out the result by taking the next two.
Justin Pipe 10-8 Brendan Dolan
Wayne Jones 7-10 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6-10 Kim Huybrechts
Gary Anderson 10-6 Robert Thornton
Anderson's reward is a quarter-final against either Simon Whitlock or Ronnie Baxter.
Also on Saturday afternoon, Justin Pipe reeled off the first six legs on the way to a 10-8 triumph over Brendan Dolan.
Pipe will play Steve Beaton or Mervyn King in the last eight.
Peter Wright saw off Wayne Jones 10-7 and will play Kim Huybrechts in the quarter-finals. Huybrechts was a 10-6 winner against Michael Smith.