SNOOKER: Mark Allen and Joe Swail progress in Cardiff

Antrim's Mark Allen.
Antrim's Mark Allen.

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen and Joe Swail are through to the second round of the Welsh Open.

Allen, ranked number nine in the world, breezed past England’s Sam Craigie 4-0 in Cardiff to book his place in the next stage of the tournament, while Swail was a 4-1 winner over Zak Surety of England.

Gerard Greene suffered a 4-3 loss against Sydney Wilson while Jordan Brown from Antrim is out after a 4-0 loss to Stuart Carrington of Grimsby.