SCOTT Mitchell admitted life in the PDC is “everything I thought it would be and more” after sealing his first victory on the Pro Tour.

The Bransgore thrower was invited to take part in the opening two weekends of Players Championship action, suffering defeat to world number one Michael van Gerwen in his opening match.

But Mitchell did get off the mark on Saturday, defeating former BDO star James Wilson 6-4 in Wigan to progress into the second round to claim his first victory on the circuit.

Scotty Dog also won a match on Sunday, 6-3 over Greece number one John Michael, to claim £1,000 in prize money across the weekend. On each occasion his run was halted by a 6-5 defeat, against Krzysztof Ratajski on Saturday and Darius Labanauskas on Sunday, missing darts to win in both matches.

Asked how he had found life so far on the Pro Tour, Mitchell told the Daily Echo: “The first one I found extremely difficult playing MvG!

“But I try and make sure there’s always a positive and I shot a 170 in that game to finish a leg even though I lost 6-2. There were positives to come from the game.

“I took those positives into this weekend and in Players Championship 3 beat James Wilson, Jammie Dodger, 6-4. Not the best of games but it was a really solid game for me and every time I had a chance, took it and kept Jamie under pressure. Jamie wasn’t playing his best, those are the days you’ve got to turn up and play your sort of game to get by those.

“That was really pleasing and then I was unfortunately 5-1 up on Krzysztof Ratajski, had three darts at double top and missed it. Got a bit excited I think, had three darts at double top and thought I’ll get another chance and I got three to shoot at 41. I missed that with two darts as well at double 16, so I changed my double up and that didn’t work. Then he just reeled off three on the trot and the next thing you know I’ve lost 6-5 and done a 99 average and I’m looking back at it thinking how the hell did I lose that game?

“But maybe in the BDO people would’ve been down and out and given up by then, but the game really isn’t done with the talented players that they have there. Still my first win, which was the most important thing, getting off the duck, that was the main thing.”

He added: “I felt really positive coming into the following day where I beat John Michael 6-3 or 6-2. As soon as you get to six you don’t work about what they’re doing. That’s the biggest change about the whole game playing over there, you’ve got to concentrate on what you’re doing and not what anybody else is doing.

“Then a similar situation against Darius Labanauskas. We traded blows for 4-4 and I got 5-4 up, and then I wanted 101 to win the match at double 16, just one dart and missed it to break him and then he broke me in the last leg.

“Another 96 average I think that was so I’m not playing badly, I’m not disappointed in how I’m playing, it’s just a new thing to try and get used to.

“But I’m absolutely loving it. It really is everything I thought it would be and more.”