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Trump scrapes through at Welsh Open

ESPN staff
February 22, 2014
The turning point of the match came in the fourth frame for Judd Trump © PA Photos

Judd Trump managed to book his place in the second round of the Welsh Open after coming from 2-1 down to beat Kyren Wilson 4-2 in Newport.

The former world No.1 and 2011 Crucible runner-up made a cracking start by firing in a break of 100, but fell 2-1 behind with Wilson aiming to upset the odds.

And Wilson was looking good value for a 3-1 lead, but at 51-0 in front he missed a tricky pink, and Trump stepped in with a 61 clearance to level at 2-2.

It proved to be the turning point of the tie as Trump then clinched the two frames he needed, with a top break of 131, to reach the next round.

Mark Williams delighted the home crowd by beating Michael Wasley 4-3, and after the match he said: "I played alright, I just missed a few long ones which I can't say I normally get because I haven't got them for a few years now."

Elsewhere, there were wins for Marco Fu, last season's world championship finalist Barry Hawkins, and Alan McManus.

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