Phil Taylor beaten by 13-year-old schoolboy Leighton Bennett
Bennett: "I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, I never believed this was possible."
Last Updated: 13/06/19 9:22am
Darts legend Phil Taylor suffered a shock defeat by 13-year-old schoolboy Leighton Bennett at the SAP Darts Slam in Frankfurt.
The 16-time world darts champion, who has retired from competitive action, lost 4-1 to reigning BDO World youth champion Bennett.
Lincolnshire-born Bennett nicknamed 'Boom Boom', hit a perfect nine-dart leg in the Darts Planet TV tournament in Norwich last month and he added beating the legendary 58-year-old to his list of major accomplishments.
During the whole match I just kept focused, I didn't even give Phil any eye contact just so I forgot that I was playing him!
"I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, I never believed this was possible," said the teenager.
"I had a great match with Phil at the Tower of London a couple of months ago but he was too good.
"I was so frustrated with myself for letting that chance go. Then I drew him again here and told myself I wasn't going to let this chance slip.
"During the whole match I just kept focused, I didn't even give Phil any eye contact just so I forgot that I was playing him!
"It's a brilliant win but now I just have to forget about it very quickly. I know I leapt up in the air again after the final dart but I need to keep my feet on the ground."
Bennett went out of the competition in the semi-finals, beaten by eventual winner Peter 'Snakebite' Wright.
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