MERVYN King put one foot in the Daily Mirror Grand Slam of Darts second round with a 5-3 victory over Ledbury’s Terry Jenkins at the Wolves Civic.

King followed up a Group ‘C’ win over Stacy Bromberg and can move into the last 16 unbeaten should he overcome John Henderson tomorrow night.

The Bradwell ace opened against The Bull in brilliant fashion, finishing on 158 with treble 19, treble 17 and bull to win the first leg.

Jenkins, who won his opener 5-2 against ITV Wildcard qualifier John Henderson and plays Bromberg tomorrow night, hit a 180 and double 10 to break and level before double three gave him the third leg.

He also missed the bull and double four to lead 3-1 as King finished 64 to square the match.

The pair missed the bull and darts to take the fifth before King held his nerve on double eight although, after the duo traded 180s in leg six, Jenkins hit double four to level at three-all.

They also hit a maximum apiece in the seventh but The Bull missed double top for a 145 check-out as King took out 96 with a classy single 20, double 18 and double top combination.

He then pulled away in the next to leave 32, which he took out on double 16 at the first time of asking to seal the win.

King said: “Terry’s a great player and it was a hard game for me but I won and that’s what counts.

“My father passed away recently and I’m here to win this in his memory because every dart I throw is for him.”