Neil Robertson ousts Rhys Clark at Gibraltar Open
Neil Robertson beat Rhys Clark 4-2 to set up a fourth round showdown with Jamie Jones at the Gibraltar Open.
World number seven Robertson, who overcame Jaspal Bamotra and Chris Wakelin earlier on Friday, compiled runs of 59 and 61 to open up a two-frame advantage.
Clark, however, got his hand on the table in the third to get on the scoreboard with a run of 61 but the Thunder from Down Under re-opened his two-frame advantage by taking the fourth.
Robertson looked set to wrap up proceedings in the fifth with a 58 but Clark managed to emerge with the frame.
However, it just postponed the inevitable as Robertson secured his progression to round four minutes later.
Elsewhere, Anthony Hamilton fell 4-0 to Jack Lisowski, who put in a superlative performance that included breaks of 104, 106, 83 and 129.
Gibraltar Open third round results
Ryan Day 4 – 3 Luca Brecel
Neil Robertson 4 – 2 Rhys Clark
John Astley 4 – 1 Ben Woollaston
Jamie Jones 4 – 1 Joe Perry
Mark Allen 4 – 1 David B Gilbert
Rhys Clark 4 – 3 Mitchell Mann
Sanderson Lam 4 – 1 Peter Ebdon
Judd Trump 4 - 1 Matthew Selt
Jack Lisowski 4 - 0 Anthony Hamilton