JOHN Part ended Terry Jenkins' Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts play-off hopes with an 8-5 victory at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

Jenkins needed a victory to keep alive his hopes of a top-four finish, but paid for a below-par performance.

Part ended his four-game losing run at ease, taking command by moving 4-1 up early on before holding off a Jenkins fightback to close out the win.

Jenkins started well enough, taking out the night's highest finish of 161 to earn a £1,000 bonus.

However, missed doubles cost him dear in the next two as Part moved in front and the Canadian made it four straight legs before Jenkins pegged him back.

Part returned from the break with a 180 and three successive legs saw him guarantee at least a point at 7-2.

Jenkins produced his best spell to threaten a comeback, taking out 116 and 136 in a run of three straight legs to pull back to 7-5.

But Part moved clear in the next and took out double eight to seal a fourth win of the campaign.

"It was difficult going early on," said Part. "Terry wasn't firing and it weighed on my mind that I'm out of the running for the play-offs.

"But I wanted to win to finish as well as I can and end the campaign with dignity and it was nice to get the win.

"I played well in points and finished fairly well. He came back at me and I withstood his charge."