Lewy Williams made history by throwing the one-millionth dart in PDC World Championship history – but it was only a straw in the wind.
The Welsh teenager, making his debut at the tournament, was crushed 3-0 by German giant Gabriel Clemens in the second round at Alexandra Palace.
But at least the Prince of Wales, from Pontardawe, claimed his place in the record books in a disappointing visit worth just 41 in the second leg of the third set.
Ranked No.98 in the world, Williams – a 400-1 outsider with the title sponsor – was undermined by his poor strike rate of just three doubles hit in 19 attempts.
Fans were left in hysterics on Twitter reacting to the poor visit that summed up a very low-quality match at Ally Pally.
“A 1 hahahhaha, quality,” one viewer posted after Williams missed the chance at another game.
Another commented with a laughing emoji: “It was a single 1”.
A third put: “And it hit a single one. Couldn’t make it up”.
A final fan posted: “And it was a 1, how fitting”.
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The 19-year-old himself said: “I'm gutted with the result – although it's nice to go into the history books, this isn't how I wanted to remember that match.”
Earlier, fireman Alan Soutar unfurled a stunning fightback from two sets down as Mensur Suljovic crashed and burned again at Ally Pally.
Suljovic, who has slipped down the PDC rankings since he was humbled by Fallon Sherrock in the second round two years ago, missed eight match darts and 43-year-old Soutar, from Arbroath, completed a stunning debut.
After sealing victory with a 144 checkout to take the final-set tie-breaker 6-4, he will back on duty on Christmas Day, hoping the phone doesn't ring, and he gasped: “What happened there? In my head, I was dead and buried.”
Like Suljovic, builder Jason Lowe was also 2-0 up against Jose de Sousa – but the Special One also recovered to win 3-2.
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