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David Morris bows out of UK Championship, while Mark Allen beats Judd Trump

Updated: Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 18:46 | Comments

David Morris lost out to Stuart Bingham
David Morris lost out to Stuart Bingham

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David Morris has bowed out of the UK Snooker Championship in the fourth round after losing 6-1 to Stuart Bingham in York. 

The Kilkenny native managed to take just one frame against number ten seed Bingham.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen came from behind to defeat Judd Trump 6-2. Allen trailed Trump 4-2 but won four frames in a row for victory.

Trump was frustrated to lose after a performance from Allen which he described as "awful".

The Bristolian added: "It just turned into a bit of a club game, to be honest.

"It's frustrating because I felt like so far, I've played the best snooker in the whole tournament."

Allen agreed with Trump's assessment and said: "I don't know how I've won that game, to be honest.

"I was really poor from start to finish, but one of my qualities is that I don't give up. I'm pretty proud of myself for coming back from 4-2, even though Judd let me off the hook."

Also today, Ding Junhui's bid for a historic fourth straight ranking title was ended by Ricky Walden.

Ding had won the Shanghai Masters, the Indian Open and the International Championship, and victory in York would have brought him the longest win of ranking victories since Stephen Hendry's five in 1990.

But Walden pulled out a hard-fought 6-4 victory after a tense finish to the 10th frame.

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