JIM Williams put in a valiant performance but fell to a 7-4 defeat in the British Darts Organisation World Championships final.

Following his semi-final victory yesterday Williams flew out of the traps and clinched the opening two sets, in the first to seven match.

However, the experience of competitor Wayne Warren saw him reply in superb fashion winning the next three sets to take the lead.

Williams showed fighting spirit and drew level by winning the next set before the break.

Warren regained the lead after the interval only to see Williams draw level once again at 4-4.

However, the experience of 57-year-old Warren once again shone through and he won the next two sets to take a 6-4 lead.

Williams put up a valiant effort in the final set and pulled it back to 2-2 in legs to put pressure on his competitor, but Warren clinched the win with his first match dart.