NEIL ROBERTSON lit up the York Barbican with a 147 in the UK Championship final.

The Australian struck a maximum in the sixth frame of his match with Liang Wenbo - sinking 15 reds, 15 blacks and all the colours to lift the roof off the arena.

It was a perfect frame that will almost certainly land him £44,000 - a £40,000 rolling prize for the 147 and £4,000 for the highest break.

Robertson's exploits also meant there has been a maximum at the UK Championship for the last four years, following John Higgins in 2012, Mark Selby in 2013 and Ronnie O'Sullivan last year.

The 33-year-old survived a scary moment when, after potting the black to reach 96, he didn't quite get the split he was looking for with the three remaining reds.

But he sunk a nerveless pot in the middle pocket to get back on track and dispatched the colours before rolling in the black. 

It was Robertson's third 147 maximum break and the first ever in a triple crown final.