Bolton darter Lisa Ashton is a world champion

Bolton's Lisa Ashton

Bolton's Lisa Ashton

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , sports writer

BOLTON darter Lisa Ashton has been crowned 2014 BDO world champion after a superb comeback in the final on Saturday.

Her opponent and world number one Deta Hedman had raced through the first two sets and needed just one leg for victory at 2-1 up in the third set.

But Ashton produced heroics and won the next five legs to level the match at 2-2.

She won the first leg of the deciding set before Hedman rallied to take the second leg of the fifth set.

Ashton hit double six to win the third leg and double 10 in the fourth for the title.

It was not the first time that Ashton had battled back to snatch victory as earlier in the day she beat three-time champion Anastasia Dobromyslova 2-1 in their semi-final.

The Russian missed six darts for the match and was made to pay as Ashton hit double 18 to reach the final.

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