Kirsty Hutchinson beat Rhian O’Sullivan to reach the final of the 2022 WDF Women’s World Championship ©WDF/Twitter

Kirsty Hutchinson beat Rhian O’Sullivan 3-2 to reach the final of the 2022 World Darts Federation (WDF) Women’s World Championship at the Lakeside Country Club.

After a scrappy performance in the quarterfinals against Priscilla Steenbergen of The Netherlands, England’s Hutchinson took the first set against O’Sullivanof Wales 3-2.

Hutchinson went on to take the second set despite dipping accuracy on the outer ring.

However, O’Sullivan managed to find her rhythm, hitting her first 180 of the match to take the third set 3-1 before producing finishes of 75 and 58 to win the fourth by the same margin.

A double 10 in what was a dramatic final set helped Hutchinson to seal a final appearance on her Lakeside debut.

Among men, 2020 runner-up Leighton Bennett of England went down to compatriot Charlie Large 2-1.

While Bennett had a great start, Large, with finishes of 112 and 127, won the opener 3-2.

Bennett, however, showed what he is capable of by taking the second set 3-0.

While he started the decider with a sensational 148 checkout, Large stepped in to take out 39 in two to seal an impressive victory.

Large will face Dutch thrower Bradly Roes in the Boys’ World Championship final.