LATEST: Farlam beaten by top seed after thrilling Lakeside semi goes to the wire

LORRAINE Farlam’s dream of becoming world champion is over for another year after she was beaten 2-1 by top seed Deta Hedman in a thrilling semi-final at the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship.

Farlam, 36, from Buxton, was narrowly edged out in a final-leg decider at the Frimley Green showpiece on Thursday evening.

The opening ten legs of the semi-final went with the throw to leave the match evenly poised at one set all.

Hedman won her first leg against the throw to go 2-0 up in the deciding third set, and although Farlam hit back to level at two legs all she was unable to stop the top seed claiming a sudden death final leg.

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