Gerwyn Price's second attempt at qualifying for the last 32 of the PDC Home Tour ended in disappointment as Joe Cullen topped Group 31 with an overall average of 106.65.
The world number three admitted he had spent most of lockdown away from the oche, carrying out DIY on his house and gardening.
And it initially showed as Price, who failed to qualify for the next stage on night two, slipped two legs behind.
But the Welshman responded with two ton-plus checkouts and closed out a 5-3 win with a 97 average.
Price said: "I bombed two legs in that game, probably should have won 5-1. Fair play to Bradley. Hopefully I can win three out of three and go through, I don't want to be relying on other results."
NHS worker Keegan Brown was beaten 5-2 by Joe Cullen after dragging himself out of bed following a night shift.
Brown's lack of sleep did not hamper his performance, the former world youth champion producing a stunning 170 checkout, but Cullen was a cut above with an average of 106.2.
Confirmation of tonight's results from Group 31.— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 17, 2020
We're back from 1930 BST tomorrow evening with the 32nd and final consecutive league night of the @unibet Home Tour, with Peter Wright among the players in action. pic.twitter.com/gn72fqMDqR
Brown, who lost connection in his first attempt in the competition before failing to qualify second time around, said: "Everyone is playing as good as they can, but it is good to play darts as a group again. Win or lose, we are happy playing."
Cullen said: "I told you I was up for it!"
Brown bounced back in style, beating Brooks 5-1 with a 101 average.
Price's hopes of topping Group 31 suffered a major blow after losing 5-3 to Cullen, who averaged an impressive 107.6, in a match that featured seven maximums.
Price said: "Joe has played brilliant there. I played alright in patches. Joe was more consistent than me. He probably deserves to win this group."
Cullen topped the group by whitewashing Brooks with five 180s, taking his average for the night to 106.65.
In the final match of the evening, Brown edged out Price in a last-leg decider to clinch second spot.
Brown said: "It is hard to get motivated for the last game with nothing on it, but it was nice to get a win. Darts is not my number-one priority at the moment, the hospital is."