2014 UK Championship (final) - O'Sullivan leads Trump after first session

19:05:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Ronnie takes control of the match
Raucous atmosphere here at the Barbican Centre from York as Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump started their final battle for the UK crown, after the first session the Rocket leading The Ace in the Pack by 5-3.

The cues battle had a pretty nervy start, but O'Sullivan made the most of it and took the opener, closely followed by Trump's response into hitting a 50 break to draw level at one apiece.

But as the game developed Judd's form was beginning to show bad signs, O'Sullivan taking advantage of whatever chance was given to him to hit in breaks of 82, 41 and 27 for a 3-1 lead at the interval.

Gutted, Judd tweeted: "Absolute poop so far need to play 10x better to have a chance."

Trump's behind, but he's a dangerous opponent none the less
So, when the match re-started and Ronnie missed a black of its spot early in the frame, it was Trump's chance to capitalise. Unfortunately he didn't take full advantage and Ronnie cleared with a brilliant 81.

Frame six seemed to be going Judd's way until the Bristol-player hit just a bit too hard a red, who refused to go down to the right centre pocket, this granting his opponent the opportunity to go 5-1 ahead.

The last two frames of the session were scrappy affairs and a real battle of tactical play, in the end though Trump managing to clinch them in order to trail 5-3.

The match will resume tonight from 7pm (UK time). Don't miss it, it's guaranteed to blow your mind!