Mark Allen crashes out to Barry Hawkins at World Championships

Mark Allen in action against Barry Hawkins
Mark Allen in action against Barry Hawkins

Mark Allen is out of the World Championships after losing 13-11 to Barry Hawkins in their second-round match in Sheffield.

Leading 5-3 after Friday’s first session, Allen extended his lead to 9-6 but Hawkins kept in touch by pinching their final frame on Saturday morning.

Antrim player Allen needed four more frames on Saturday night to progress, but Hawkins took the win.