BRANSGORE star Scott Mitchell’s gutsy effort proved not enough as he bowed out of the BDO World Championship at the semi-final stage.

Scotty Dog’s average of 93.61 at the O2 in London was in vain as he fell to a 6-3 sets defeat to Wayne Warren and missed out on the chance of the second world title.

Mitchell went into the contest having come through an epic quarter-final victory over Scott Waites around 15 hours previously.

But the Dorset star showed no sign of fatigue early on, stepping up to take the first set by pinning double-nine with his third dart.

A maximum in the final leg of set two then set up Mitchell to take out double-eight – as Scotty Dog drastically outscored Welshman Warren.

With two legs taken apiece in set three, fifth-seed Warren held his nerve on double-13 to pull a set back before the first interval.

Mitchell took out 121 on the bull midway through set four, despite Warren at one point being on a nine-dart finish.

But the England captain squandered opportunities, which meant the Wales international levelled at 2-2.

And Warren, the man nicknamed ‘Yank’, then found the middle of the double-eight bed to go 3-2 up and turn the contest on its head.

Back came Mitchell as he pinned a clutch double-10 to level the contest by taking the sixth set – the 49-year-old turning to the crowd and screaming “come on” before the second interval.

Three consecutive legs for Warren then put him a set up at 4-3 – the Welshman then turning to address someone seemingly attempting to put him off in the crowd.

Having come from two legs down in the eighth, Bransgore ace Mitchell wired double-12 when looking to take out 101.

That meant Warren found double-16 to extend to two sets his advantage and put himself within touching distance of the final.

Having gone two legs down in the ninth, Mitchell looked to rally after battling back with back-to-back legs of his own.

But Warren took out tops with the throw to book his place in the final for the first time.

An ecstatic Warren told Eurosport: “I have so much respect for Scott, he’s such a nice guy, we are good friends.

“Scott didn’t play well there. I didn’t play well there. But you had to be a winner and I’m in it.

“I think I gave him too much respect to be honest. The man is a gentleman, he’s class but I didn’t do myself justice there, I just got through.”

Warren will play the winner of Jim Williams and Mario Vandenbogaerde in the final.