GWENT’S Gerwyn Price suffered disappointment on the second night of the Premier League of Darts in Berlin on Thursday when he was beaten by Michael Smith in their quarter-final, despite a strong start.

Smith crashed in seven 180s as he recovered from 3-0 down to stun Price 6-5 in a repeat of their night-one final in Cardiff last week.

The contest also saw both players produce 170 checkouts in the same match for only the second time in Premier League history, after the pair also achieved the feat in the 2019 tournament.

Michael van Gerwen survived two match darts to edge out Luke Littler 6-5 in the final.

“To have games like this against Luke Littler is always good,” reflected Van Gerwen, who moves up to second in the embryonic Premier League table.

“I think it was a fantastic night for darts, and I’m really pleased with my own performance today.

“I played well, especially in the important moments, and I was able to keep the pressure on my opponents.

“Sometimes my energy levels in certain games hasn’t been great, so you need to find solutions, and this is a key moment for me.

“I feel good, I feel comfortable, but there is more to come.”

The Premier League continues next Thursday as Van Gerwen takes on Scottish number one Peter Wright at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow.

Price is up against 17-year-old star Littler in the quarter-finals, while world champion Luke Humphries meets Nathan Aspinall, while Rob Cross and Smith lock horns in the night-three opener.