A gracious Newton praises the gallant efforts of Hubbard (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
Wes Newton speaks exclusively to Live Darts following a 10-5 win over James Hubbard in his World Matchplay opener on home soil on Tuesday evening.
The man from nearby Fleetwood produced a thoroughly professional display in thwarting the reigning World Youth Champion and denying him a scalp on his 20th birthday.
Two finishes of 91 in the final three legs saw Newton over the line as he finalises a second round grudge match against the methodical Justin Pipe.
Hear what 'The Warrior' had to say after his victory here...