GERWYN Price gave defending champion Michael van Gerwen a scare but was knocked out of the last 16 of the William Hill PDC World Championship.

Van Gerwen defeated Gerwyn Price 4-2 at Alexandra Palace - but the top seed did not have things all his own way against the 32-year-old from Markham.

The Dutchman won the first two sets before Price, the tournament's 16th seed, impressively fought back.

After winning the third set, Price took the first leg of the fourth set against the darts, held his own throw, then nailed double 10 to level the contest.

However, the Welshman squandered a chance to take the first leg of the fifth set against the darts, before missing four darts at double top which would have put him a set from victory.

It proved costly as van Gerwen went 3-2 up and finished off his opponent in the sixth set with double seven.

The tournament has still been a memorable one for Price, who won for the first time at ‘Ally Pally’ in round one against Ted Evetts 3-0 then beat Ian White 4-1.