The BDO Darts World Championships at the Lakeside are reaching their climax, with the women's title do be decided between the youngster Fallon Sherrock and the reigning champion Lisa Ashton, while the men have reached the semi-finals' stage.

Yesterday's action saw the "Lancashire Rose" Ashton glide into her third successive final after defeating Holland's Sharon Prins. Since she beat number one seed Deta Hedman in the very first round, Ashton seems to have grown into her heavy favourite role and she shows little sign of relinquishing her grip on the title.

Prins had little resistance against her confident opponent, as the English woman took a 2-0 victory with some solid scoring and high finishing.

Ashton will play the promising Sherrock in the final after she overcame three-time world champion, Russia's Anastasia Dobromyslova in a much tighter semi-final, eventually coming through 2-1. Coming to the oche needing double 16 for victory and three darts in her hands, Sherrock seemed to miscount as she hit a single six instead of going directly for the double. Unperturbed, she proceeded to hit double 13 instead to clinch the match, showing admirable maturity as a result. The final will be the best of five sets, after the best of three ties in earlier rounds, so expect more nerves to come into play in the longer format in a more thorough examination of the younger lady's strength of character.

Sherrock will need to avoid further miscounting against the unforgiving Ashton one feels, if she is to challenge her more experienced rival.

In the men's competition, popular three-time BDO champion, Martin 'Wolfie' Adams is through to his tenth semi-final at Lakeside thanks to a convincing 5-1 win over the Scot, Ross Montgomery.

It is something of a return to form for Adams after his last semi- appearance back in 2011, the year he won his third title. He will next meet Glen Durrant after 'Duzza' defeated Darryl Fitton 5-2 to reach his first semi-final in the world championships. Fitton showed resilience when 4-1 down and facing defeat to raise his game, including an eleven-darter in the second leg of set seven, but Durrant was always the better player on the night and eventually closed the game out.

Fourth seed Scott Mitchell is also through to the last four after displaying dazzling finishing, including no less than six 100 plus checkouts, in a 5-2 win over his fellow Englishman Brian Dawson. He faces the surprise package of the event, Jeff Smith from Canada, who had to play a qualifying round to enter the main draw. 'The Silencer' has shown tremendous consistency ever since and showed growing form again in putting out Robbie Green yesterday.