Lisa Ashton is in to the BDO World Darts Championship final as she bids for a fifth title in the women’s event.

Bolton’s Lancashire Rose swept aside Australian Corrine Hammond 2-0 to reach her sixth final in eight years.

“It’s great to be back in the final,” four-time champion Ashton, who averaged nearly 85 in the match, posted on social media.

“I felt really good up there today but had to be as Corrine was pressuring me all the way.”

Ashton, the pre-tournament favourite and top seed, is living up to that billing having not lost a set in advancing through three rounds at the Indigo at the O2.

He main rival for the title following Fallon Sherrock’s high-profile withdrawal is 2018 champion Mikuru Suzuki who dumped Ashton out in the first round 12 months ago.

The Japanese star faces 16-year-old Beau Greaves in the second semi-final on Friday night.

The final, live on Eurosport and Quest, takes place on Saturday evening, the session that starts with the second men’s semi-final starting at 7pm.