BEN Ward's Coral UK Open campaign failed to get off the ground today with the Dorchester ace suffering a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of Steve Maish.

Ward was making his first appearance at the so-called FA Cup of darts in Butlins Minehead, but it's not one the 25-year-old will remember too fondly.

Starting the televised stages of the tournament in the second round, Ward had no answer to fellow Englishman Maish.