Perry sails into the last 16 at the UK Championship

Joe Perry during day seven of the Betway UK Championship at The York Barbican. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Joe Perry during day seven of the Betway UK Championship at The York Barbican. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
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Joe Perry’s superb run of form in the Betway UK Championship continued at the York Barbican last night (December 3).

The 44 year-old Chatteris cueman, ranked 21 in the world, demolished Joe O’Connor, ranked 121, 6-1 in his third round match to sail impressively into the last 16.

Perry actually lost the first frame but then never put a foot wrong as he cruised to victory with the aid of three century breaks - the highest of them a 127 in the sixth frame.

In the first round Perry smashed John J. Astley 6-0 and then he beat Michael Holt 6-1. He will next play the winner of the match between Judd Trump and Mark King.

Frame scores (O’Connor first, breaks in brackets): 64-36, 0-100 (100), 0-84, 57-70, 47-73, 7-127 (127), 68-22 (64), 14-109 (109).