Four-time winner Lisa Ashton puts on superb display to beat Paula Jacklin and move into quarter-finals of BDO World Darts Championships

Ashton is ranked the BDO number one women's player in the world (PA Images)
Ashton is ranked the BDO number one women's player in the world (PA Images)
7:45am, Wed 08 Jan 2020
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Four-time champion Lisa Ashton safely booked her place in the quarter-finals of the BDO World Darts Championships with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Paula Jacklin.

The 49-year-old averaged more than 80 for the majority of the match as her opponent failed to ever get a foothold in the match.

And Ashton closed out the contest without Jacklin even registering a leg as the number one ranked player in the world finished with a checkout of 110 to stroll into the last eight.

The legend of the oche will now wait to find out who she will face for a place in the semi-finals of the tournament between Lorraine Winstanley and Casey Gallagher.

But there is no doubting The Lancashire Rose remains the favourite from the top half of the draw to reach a sixth final in eight years, following the withdrawal of new star Fallon Sherrock.

The major threat to Ashton securing a fifth BDO title is defending champion Mikuru Suzuki, who also came through her first round match to move into the quarter-finals where she will face three-time winner Anastasia Dobromyslova.

Women's darts has received new-found attention in recent weeks following the historic success of Sherrock at the PDC World Darts Championships last month.

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