Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Snooker

Betway UK Championship: Neil Robertson stung into action to win thriller

By Staff Reporter

Published 05/12/2015

Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson revealed his fear of wasps after both the Australian and Liang Wenbo had dramatic 6-5 wins to reach the semi-finals of the £750,000 Betway UK Championship in York.

Robertson beat John Higgins while China's Liang edged out Marco Fu. A butterfly landed on the table in the second frame of Robertson's match and was removed - at the second attempt - by referee Jan Verhaas.

"I'm just glad it wasn't a wasp because I hate them," Robertson (pictured) said.

The world number three is chasing back-to-back titles having won the Champion of Champions last month when defeating Ulsterman Mark Allen in the final.

"The match was an emotional roller-coaster," said the 33-year-old. "I played really well to go 4-1 up and then John played like a champion to come back.

"He had chances in the last frame and I just had to be ready in case he missed. I was relieved to get over the line. I have to motivate myself to win things again and build my legacy."

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph