John Higgins
5

Barry Hawkins
3

Snooker

ByTheMinSnooker

Pots the penultimate red to get to the snookers required stage. Pots the black to make sure Barry won't come back to the table. Misses the last red but Barry concedes. JH 0-0 BH (2-0)

John not making many if any errors out there but Barry has been careless a few times. He needs to cut that out to stay in this game. He needs a big break to get himself going I feel. You're never settled until you get your first frame on the board as the oldest snooker cliche goes.

Barry gets frame 3 underway. JH 0-0 BH (2-0)

My my! John tries a red to the left corner but gets far too much side on it, misses and sticks it up over the middle. Weird shot. Early chance for Barry to get a few points on the board. JH 0-7 BH (2-0)

Oh Barry! Goes for the cannon into the reds but misses the black to the far jaw. John pots the red and gets close to the black so he can collide into the pack, splits them but loses the white as it goes to baulk. John plays a risky cut to the left corner but misses by miles. Barry with another chance. Better chance this time. JH 8-7 BH (2-0)

Barry misses a red to the left corner with the rest. Barry does not look himself out there. John misses a red to the left middle. Tough but expect him to pot that. Barry with another chance. Barry goes for one to the left corner and doesn't even jaw it, misses by a foot! Crazy how far away that was! JH 11-19 BH (2-0)

Check out the highlights tab for John's superb safety in the 1st frame with the extension and extended spider. JH 24-19 BH (2-0)

Reds in comfortable positions for John. Should get enough to win the frame you'd feel. JH 38-19 BH (2-0)

34 ahead, 51 on. JH 53-19 BH (2-0)

Pots the red to get to the snookers required stage. Pots the black to make Barry doesn't come back to the table. Misses the final red to the right corner but Barry concedes. JH 0-0 BH (3-0)