David Gilbert joined Kyren Wilson in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Masters after convincing 6-2 first-round victory over Joe Perry in Milton Keynes.

Wilson defeated namesake Gary earlier on Sunday and the two will now meet in the last eight on Thursday.

Gilbert compiled breaks of 58, 62 and 60 on the way to a 4-0 lead at the interval with some assistance from Perry, who missed some routine shots and had looked poised to level the match at 1-1 until he missed an easy shot on the green.

A break of 71 in the fifth frame put Gilbert on the cusp of a whitewash. However, Perry restored some pride with a 73 and a break of 108, before bowing out of the competition.

It was a welcome result for Gilbert, who had been struggling for form this season and had written off his chances in Milton Keynes after originally being drawn against Judd Trump who had to withdraw due to Covid-19.

"I've been bang out of form so it felt a lot better out there," Gilbert told the BBC.

"When Boris Johnson was doing his announcement (about coronavirus restrictions), I was hoping they locked the whole thing down and closed sport off and everything. I was ready to go in my garage and grab a couple of beers and get drunk.

"I knew I had Judd, so as much as I was looking forward to it, I couldn't see past him to be honest but it has turned out all right for me now."