Fallon Sherrock completed a sensational comeback victory with an incredible 170 checkout to become the first female player to reach the knockout stages of the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts.

Sherrock made history yet again as she won the last four legs of her crucial match with Germany's Gabriel Clemens to earn the 5-3 win she needed to progress in Wolverhampton on Tuesday.

In one of the most dramatic and memorable matches in the tournament's 15-year history, Sherrock - the first woman to win at the PDC World Championship - added a further chapter to her remarkable story with another momentous triumph.

The recent Nordic Darts Masters finalist went into her last Group E game knowing she must win by a margin of two legs or more, but it became an uphill task when she was punished for busting 60 by hitting the treble 20 as Clemens broke her throw in the opening leg.

He went on to win two of the following three legs, leaving himself in need of just one more to qualify but Sherrock refused to be denied and roared back with a 12-darter before a sublime 141 finish restored parity.

The Women's Series Order of Merit winner then hit double top to hit the front and sealed the win in astonishing style, landing an exquisite 170 checkout to send the Aldersley Leisure Village crowd into a frenzy.

"I don't even know how I did that," said Sherrock, who set up a meeting with one of the men she defeated at Alexandra Palace in 2019, Mensur Suljovic, in round two.

"When I approached the 170 I knew that was my only chance and that I had to take it. I'm so proud of myself for doing it as it shows what I can do and gives me a lot of confidence.

"I'm really looking forward to playing Mensur again and I'm excited to see how much further I can go."