UK Championship (2011) - Tight first session between Robertson and Trump

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Trump - the man who took the lead each time
The first session of the first semi-final ended on a tight 4-4 result, both Trump and Robertson trying their best to put their nose in front. But since that wasn't possible, they settled for a balanced battle of cues.

The 2011 China Open champion got the privilege to break the ice with breaks of 43 and 84 in order to go 2-0 up against the Aussie, but the interval was finding the lads at 2-2 as Robertson used runs of 33 and 49 and a 67 clearance to draw level.

Back in the arena after a 15-minutes break, Neil gave an unexpected opportunity to Judd after a bad safety shot left a red on to the left middle pocket, the Bristol boy making the most of it (aka. a 43 break)  enough to get him in the leading position at 3-2.

Robbo - the man who draw level each time
However an early missed red on just 12 points, during the very next frame, was brining Robbo to the table for a great 105 break that was levelling things once more.

The 7th frame started with Trump missing a black off its spot, but he was lucky enough as to have another opportunity that he turned into a 69 break. He was now back in the lead 4-3.
And to continue on the same note, Robertson hit a 77 during the following frame to get things as tighter as can be, at 4-4.

The lads are continuing their journey through the balls from 7pm, so be sure to follow their run. The first to cash nine frames goes into the grand final.

TV coverage:
19:00 - 20:00 BBC Two
19:00 - 22:00 British EuroSport
23:50 - 00:40 BBC Two (the highlights)

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