Carlow man, Steve Lennon, lost a marathon match to England's Alan Norris in the second round at the PDC World Championships on Thursday afternoon.
Lennon won the opening set but then fell 3-0 in the second. The 25-year-old retook the advantage when he won the third but then Norris set up a decider when he claimed the fourth.
A match which had been jittery throughout went to extremes in the fifth. Neither, but especially the Irishman, looked like they wanted to win it.
The final set - which has to be won by two clear legs - went to sudden death after Norris levelled it at 5-5. Lennon won the battle to see who would throw first in the decider but he was unable to capitalise on that advantage.
This was the final leg.
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