Northants duo Ricky Evans and James Richardson both suffered third-round defeats in the PDC’s Coral UK Open in Minehead.
A gruelling day of darts at the Butlins resort in Minehead saw Rushden’s Richardson claim a ghghgh before thrashing Dean Stewart 5-1 in the second round.
In the draw for the third stage, which included the top 32 players, ‘Ruthless’ was handed a clash with Nathan Aspinall. But his run was ended as he suffered a 9-4 loss.
Starting in the second round, Kettering player Evans enjoyed a 5-3 success over Mark Layton.
Evans was then paired with James Wilson in the third-round draw but went down 9-4.
Both Richardson and Evans picked up £1,500 in prize money for reaching that stage.