SHOBDON darts star Jim Williams is set to play in the last-16 of the British Darts Organisation World Championships tonight.

Williams nearly suffered a shock first round defeat on Monday, before eventually running out 3-2 winner over Roger Janssen.

Despite averaging 92 during the match Williams lost the first set and had to battle through a decider with the score level at 2-2.

After the match Williams said he felt the pressure of being one of the favourites.

The 34-year-old reached the quarter-final stage of last year's tournament when he was beaten 5-4 by eventually winner Glen Durrant.

Number three seed Williams has been placed in the same side of the draw as Durrant again this year and could meet him at the semi-final stage.