DARYL GURNEY made it SIX Unibet Premier League matches unbeaten despite admitting sleepless nights.
Superchin crushed Raymond van Barneveld 7-3 in Sheffield last night and roared into contention for an O2 Play-Off place.
The Derry ace, 32, was in scorching form with a 103 average, five maximums and 64 per cent checkout rate as he took control after five successive leg wins.
Just a week after his baby son daryl Junior was born, Gurney admits that he’s still on cloud nine.
He said: “I’ve had a few sleepless nights but it’s worth that.
“I’ve literally had no practice, I don’t care, it’s well worth it. It’s great looking after my wee boy and help Aine. She’s looking after him through the night and doing an amazing job, so anything I can do is a bonus.
“The first thing I wanted to do in the Premier League was avoid relegation. I knew with the draws I’d stay in the league.
“I had three darts to beat Raymond on the first night and two darts to beat Gary Anderson, so you never know I could have been in the top four.
“I’m just so happy to still be in contention for the top four and I love playing in the Premier League. Playing in front of huge crowds is a great feeling.
“Anyone who tells me it’s boring has got something wrong with them. You want to play darts in front of thousands like this. If this doesn’t fire you up, you should play darts.
“But I love every second of it, win, lose or draw I’ll take every positive there is. But this is where I would love to be every week.”
Gurney took the opening leg by breaking RVB’s throw. But the Dutchman came steaming back with a sensational 158 and double 19 finish to bring back parity.
However, Barney then took the lead with tops before Gurney produced five sensational leg wins, including a slick 121 and bull kill, to leave the Dutchman reeling.
RVB did grab back a consolation leg but Superchin wrapped up a top quality performance with double 16.
Pictures by Lawrence Lustig