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Judd Trump at the table in his second round match against Aditya Mehta during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 29, 2014. See PA story SNOOKER York. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Judd Trump at the table in his second round match against Aditya Mehta during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 29, 2014. See PA story SNOOKER York. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Judd Trump at the table in his second round match against Aditya Mehta during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 29, 2014. See PA story SNOOKER York. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Judd Trump showed some ominous form with three centuries as he beat Fraser Patrick 6-3 to reach the last 16 of the UK Championship at York's Barbican Centre.

The Bristolian surged into a 4-0 interval lead and though his opponent came back into the game, he had enough of a cushion and was always comfortable.

Trump made an 85 break in the first frame and when he made 129 and 130 in the next two, it looked like being a short afternoon's work.

Patrick was in first with 59 in frame four but could not close it out and Trump nicked it for a 4-0 lead.

The interval came at a good time for Patrick and he got on the board with a 66 break and then closed further to 4-2. The players shared the next two frames with half-centuries before Trump wrapped up the game with his third century, a 104.

John Higgins produced a vintage showing to beat another former champion Matthew Stevens 6-2.

The Scot made breaks of 59, 81, 62 - after Stevens was first in with 61 in frame four - to lead 3-1 at the interval.

He then added a 128 and a 52 in a convincing win and put his improved form this week down to a new shorter cueing motion.

Higgins next faces Anthony McGill, who claimed a 6-5 comeback victory over Nigel Bond to progress.

Bond incredibly came from 5-0 down to beat Barry Hawkins 6-5 on Saturday evening and runs of 54 and 90 gave him a 2-1 lead after McGill had opened with a 60.

He extended it to 4-1 but McGill fought back to level 4-4 before taking the next two frames.

David Morris followed up his stunning 6-4 win over Mark Selby by beating David Gilbert 6-2.


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