YORK star Ashley Hugill saw his eye-catching run in the BetVictor European Masters ended by snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Hugill, who is ranked as the world's number 81, had beaten top 20 seeds Jack Lisowski and Ali Carter to read the last 16 of the European Masters for the first time.

The 27-year-old was unable to claim the scalp of arguably the sport's greatest ever player as O'Sullivan won 5-2 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

O'Sullivan made a rapid start and reeled off breaks of 141 and 96 in the first two frames.

Hugill hit back with a 77 break of his own to take the third frame however.

The next two frames were shared, with O'Sullivan scoring a 62 break in the first and Hugill making a 73 break in the second.

In the end, the quality of the six-time world champion shone through as the Rocket rattled in another century (105) and two half centuries (52 and 58) to secure the victory.