In-form Steve Gregson meets Dan Potter in York Masters snooker showdown

Steve Gregson

Steve Gregson

First published in Sport

STEVE GREGSON will meet Dan Potter in the final of the York Masters snooker tournament tomorrow, writes Steve Carroll.

Former professional Gregson beat Lee Taylor 4-1 in his semi-final, while Potter saw off Glen Mountain 4-0 to make the showpiece event, which will be held on a World Snooker standard table above Adrian Barraclough’s Quickslide showroom in Layerthorpe from 6pm.

Tournament favourite Gregson was made to work hard by Malton’s Taylor. A cagey opening frame was marked by excellent safety from the latter, who eked out a 63-31 success.

Breaks of 21 and 31 took Gregson level and a crucial miss by Taylor when in the balls in frame three was capitalised on as Gregson struck 59 to go 2-1 up.

The fourth frame could have gone either way - with both players making 30 breaks before finding trouble. Taylor looked set to level until Gregson’s 40 clearance gave him a 3-1 lead.

A comfortable 82-27 win in frame five sealed the match and Gregson’s place in the final.

Potter, in the other semi-final, started off like a house on fire.

A 52 break in the first frame and a 52-29 win in frame two put him in control. Mountain looked to be pulling a frame back when 41-0 up in the third with six reds left.

But Potter surged back and potted green to pink to take it 59-49. It ended any hopes of a comeback from Mountain and Potter wrapped up the win with a 30 break in frame four as he recorded a 75-29 success.

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