GARY Anderson survived a scare to reach the fourth round of the PDC World Darts Championships.

The two-time winner of the event had to fight back from 3-2 down to secure a 4-3 win over Mensur Suljovic at London’s Alexandra Palace yesterday (Monday).

However, Anderson was far from pleased with the match and was left frustrated by his opponent’s inconsistent pace.

He told Sky Sports: “If that's how darts is going to be played, I'm away for a game of golf.

“I'm not going through that again.

"I'm sure there are 90 per cent of folk watching at home, they probably turned over and watched Corrie or something – I would have done."

Anderson won the title in 2015 and 2016 and is looking for a hat-trick of titles at the prestigious event.

Having already defeated Madars Razma in the second round, Anderson was looking to continue his progress.

Things seemed to be going well for the Musselburgh-born darts man, who led 2-1 after the first three sets.

However, he then failed to pick up a leg in the next two sets and was trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven contest.

Fortunately, 50-year-old Anderson was able to find his form and took the next two sets 3-0 to triumph 4-3.

He will play the winner of Jason Lowe and number 29 seed Devon Petersen, who face each other today (Tuesday).