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Robert Thornton reached his first Grand Slam of Darts semi-final with a commanding victory over Tony O’Shea on Friday evening.

The Scottish ace will meet reigning BDO World Champion Scott Waites on Sunday afternoon after defeating Lakeside runner-up O’Shea 16-6 in Wolverhampton.

Robert Thornton 16-6 Tony O’Shea – Match Report.

2010 Grand Slam runner-up James Wade was denied the chance to reach the last four despite putting up a fantastic fight against world number one Phil Taylor on Saturday.

Left-hander Wade pushed the 16-times World Champion hard after falling 9-2 behind but a few narrowly missed doubles stopped him from completely turning around the early deficit, eventually losing 16-12.

Taylor will play Adrian Lewis in the semi-finals after ‘Jackpot’ saw off Kim Huybrechts.

Thornton’s opponent Waites had beaten Ted Hankey on Friday.