Ken Doherty eased into stage two of snooker's Championship League as he went unbeaten in his three Group 14 matches.

The 51-year-old came from behind to draw 2-2 with Martin Gould in his final match of the day at the Morningside Arena.

Doherty, the 1997 world champion, had won both of his morning matches, seeing off Rory McLeod and Ryan Davies, dropping just one frame.

Oliver Lines made his way into winners' week from group 13, matching Doherty's record to progress.

Ranked 98th, Lines opened the day with a 2-2 draw against Peter Devlin but back-to-back 3-0 victories over Luke Pinches and Joshua Thomond saw the 26-year-old through.

There's been plenty of Irish interest in the tournament, with Fergal O'Brien topping Group 6 last week, while Leo Fernandez and Aaron Hill failed to qualify from Group 23 earlier this month.