PAUL Hogan's journey in this year's BDO World Professional Darts Championships ended on Monday afternoon as he lost in straight sets to Dutchman Willem Mandigers.

The game started with the players swapping legs, before Mandigers won the first set taking the fourth leg with a 160 check-out.

The second set saw Basingstoke's Hogan take the first leg, as he finished on a game shot of 80.

His Dutch opponents replied winning the next two legs including a 102 check-out.

Hogan hit back to take the fourth leg, but Mandigers won the deciding leg for a 2-0 advantage.

The third set saw a Dutchman take the first leg and a long second leg saw him extend his lead.

The writing was on the wall and Mandigers then wrapped up the win.

The previous afternoon in the preliminary round, Hogan looked in much better form as he breezed past Wez Newton in his opening match on Saturday evening at Lakeside.

The Basingstoke player was in great form winning the first set 3-0, Newton hit back taking the second one 3-2.

However, from then on Hogan was in the driving seat taking the next two sets 3-0 and 3-1 to win the match very comfortably.