Wade, Thornton ease through openers
James Wade and Robert Thornton eased into the PDC World Darts Championship second round on Wednesday.
Sixth seed Wade, a three-time semi-finalist at the tournament, enjoyed a 3-0 win over Ronny Huybrechts at Alexandra Palace in London.
Wade finished with a 93.83 average and sealed his win with a brilliant 141 checkout.
Thornton was less impressive but still got past Zoran Lerchbacher 3-0.
The Scottish ninth seed averaged 88.55 and had a checkout percentage of 23.08 against Lerchbacher, who had earlier beaten Simon Stevenson in the preliminary round.
Meanwhile, eighth seed Mensur Suljovic was too good for Ron Meulenkamp in a 3-0 win.