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Robertson N.-McLeod R.
UK Championship - 5 December 2010

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9-1 

All over. No real problems for the world champion as he ties up the frame he needed to progress with a closing 84. He claims the second frame of the session for a 9-1 win. Robertson will face Andrew Higginson or Peter Ebdon in the last 16. That one is a very tight affair with Higginson holding a 6-5 lead.

8-1 

Robertson follows the lead of Higgins over on the other table by knocking in a run of 105. Superb stuff from the Aussie as he pots every colour on the table during that break. He now needs more one frame for a place in the next round.

12.30 

Good afternoon and welcome to the opening matches on day two from Telford. Neil Robertson leads Rory McLeod 7-1 with John Higgins locked at 4-4 against Stephen Lee. The first to nine go through to the second round.

7-1 

A closing 61 from Robertson is enough to close out the session. Not much McLeod could do with the Aussie jumping all over any slips. He is two frames away from a meeting with Peter Ebdon or Andrew Higginson in the second round.

6-1 

A 49 does not look like it will be enough from McLeod as he misses a red to the middle. Robertson back at the table with the chance to win the last frame of the afternoon.

6-1 

All going the way of Robertson. McLeod held a lead of 50-odd points, but Robertson doesn't need any second invitations to walk through the door with a run of 62. The world champion leads 6-1 with one frame to play of the session.

5-1  

All falling Robertson's way at the moment. He got the opportunity in the death throes of that frame. A lovely 60 gives the Aussie a 5-1 lead. He could be within two frames of the second round if he can wrap up the next two frames.

4-1 

All gone a bit scrappy in this sixth frame. McLeod leading 26-17, but the pink is tied up. Robertson at the table, but tough to win the frame from here.

4-1 

A break of 137 from Robertson gives the Aussie a 4-1 lead. Well in control in this match. Dangerous times for McLeod. In danger of being potted off the table.

3-1 

A bit of a scrappy frame that one, but Robertson does enough to fall over the winning line. Has not been sensational play from the world champion, certainly not compared to the match between Higgins and Lee, but it has not really had to be. A two-frame lead for the Aussie at the mid-session interval.

2-1 

Normal service has resumed on table one in Telford, where the world champion holds a 2-1 lead over McLeod. Interestingly enough, McLeod is the national team coach to the Qatar snooker team. It is not just football the men from the Gulf are interested in this weather.

1-1 

The centuries just keep coming out there this afternoon. A quite stunning contribution of 125 and we level on table one in Telford.

0-1 

Robertson ends the frame pointless as McLeod makes a confident start against the world champion. Roberston in among the balls in the second frame holding a 33-0 lead.