YORK snooker star Ashley Hugill has set up a clash with legend Ronnie O'Sullivan after another upset victory.

Hugill defeated two-time World Championship finalist and former world number Ali Carter 5-1 at the BetVictor European Masters to tee up a last 16 match with all-great O'Sullivan on Friday.

After wins over ex-top 10 star Jack Lisowski and Carter, Hugill is now on his best run at a ranking event since his fourth round appearance at the Gibraltar Open in March 2020.

Carter won the first frame 86-0 before Hugill rallied to take a 3-1 lead into the mid-session interval, hitting 53 and 50 breaks en route.

A game-high 86 break left him the York man within one away from victory before rounding off the match with a 73-0 frame win.

Hugill said: "I played really well and scored well, which is important.

"Practising with Yan (Bingtao) and (Zhao) Xintong at Victoria's Academy, you get used to playing against great players.

"When they win in one visit against you, it's not like something you haven't seen before."

Now Hugill's attentions turn to O'Sullivan, who made it into the third round with a 5-1 win over China's Wu Yize.

"(Playing Ronnie) is definitely something that I'm looking forward to," added Hugill.

"I've not played him in a tournament before.

"It's been a goal of mine to play him because I thought that there may have been a chance that I'd never play him.

"But I'm really happy to have got the opportunity to play him."