Mark Allen squeezes past Michael Holt to progress at UK Championship

Mark Allen in action against Michael Holt

Mark Allen in action against Michael Holt


Antrim’s Mark Allen saw off Michael Holt to progress to the fourth round of the UK Championship on Tuesday.

Allen was forced to the wire before edging past Holt on a deciding frame.

The 12th seed from Northern Ireland led 3-0 and 5-3 but was pegged back on each occasion, Holt making a 103 to set up a decider.

But Allen, who had earlier fired a 113 break, made 56 to get over the line.

“It was a good match without being a classic for scoring,” Allen said.

“It was tense. That was good because it got the adrenaline pumping, which hasn’t been there the first couple of rounds.”




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