FUTURE IS ORANGE FOR BARNEY.
Byline: MIKE WALTERS
CLOGFATHER Raymond van Barneveld eased through to the second round at Ally Pally - by beating a man in orange.
The five-time world champion (left) only dropped three legs in a 3-0 win over Romsey's Richard North at the William Hill PDC world championship.
North's orange shirt was like a red rag to Van Barneveld as the Dutchman booked a secondround date with Aussie Kyle Anderson in the last match before the Christmas break.
Barney clinched a routine win on double top and he averaged 102 without ever looking hurried.
He said: "I still have the hunger and I proved it tonight.
At other tournaments I might finish the game feeling tired, but tonight I was full of energy.
"Everyone knows this championship is special to me - maybe I've stored all the energy I need for the next few weeks."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Dec 20, 2017|
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