Players Championship Finals: Gary Anderson, Justin Pipe, Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts into last eight
Gary Anderson, Justin Pipe, Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts reached the last eight of the Players Championship Finals.
Last Updated: 01/12/12 5:54pm
Thornton raced into a 3-0 lead in the all-Scottish clash but Anderson responded by winning the next seven in a row, including checkouts of 100 and 121.
The comeback looked on for Thornton when he reduced his deficit to 8-6, only for Anderson to close out the result by taking the next two.
Anderson's reward is a quarter-final against either Simon Whitlock or Ronnie Baxter.
Also on Saturday afternoon, Justin Pipe reeled off the first six legs on the way to a 10-8 triumph over Brendan Dolan.
Pipe will play Steve Beaton or Mervyn King in the last eight.
Peter Wright saw off Wayne Jones 10-7 and will play Kim Huybrechts in the quarter-finals. Huybrechts was a 10-6 winner against Michael Smith.