SCOTT Mitchell admitted he had to “scrap it out” to reach the last eight of the BDO World Championship.

The Dorset star saw off Polish qualifier Krzysztof Kciuk 4-0 at Lakeside to set up a clash with Welshman Jim Williams tomorrow.

But with a modest average of 86, the 48-year-old is eager to see an improvement during the business end of the tournament.

Bransgore ace Mitchell told Eurosport: “I think I probably over-thought that game.

“I knew Krzysztof was here for the first time and would have been over the moon with how far he had got already.

“Everybody else would think ‘well Scotty is going to breeze this, it’s a piece of cake’ but there was a certain amount of pressure to that.

“Nobody told me it but I knew what everybody was thinking.

“I was just happy to scrap it out and get over the line.”

Mitchell took the opening set in rapid fashion at the Frimley Green venue, pinning double-eight to go ahead in sets without dropping a leg.

Despite losing the opening leg against his throw in the second, Mitchell roared back with three on the spin to take a 2-0 advantage – after web designer Kciuk has blundered on double-one.

Former champion Mitchell hit the bull to take the opening leg of the third set and breezed into a 3-0 lead in emphatic fashion after finding tops.

The former champion was not at his best in the fourth but after Kciuk, nicknamed 'The Thumb' had missed tops to pull back a set, the Dorset county star rattled in a shanghai 120 for the chance to throw for the match.

And after Kciuk missed double six, Mitchell took his chance to stay on course for a second World Championship crown.

Looking ahead to his next encounter, the England captain said: “It won’t be anywhere near good enough if I turn up and play against Jim like that.

“I think Jim and I know what we have to do."