STUART BINGHAM isn’t bothered how long his matches take – as long as he gets over the winning line.

The Essex cueman advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-1 victory over David Morris and has dropped just five frames in the entire UK Championship so far.

Bingham, who also reached the final of the Champion of Champions event last month, said he felt fortunate to take a lead into the mid-session interval. But he put together breaks of 60 and 54 following the resumption to keep his title dreams alive.

Asked whether he would feel fresher mentally going into the later rounds after such an easy passage so far, Bingham said: “I suppose so but as long as I get to six I don’t care how long it takes.”

On the match, he added: “It was a bit of a flattering scoreline. David made it tough before the break and I was lucky to be 3-1 up. He had chances to be 3-1 up himself.”

Morris had no complaints. “I was outplayed from start to finish,” he said. “He was in first in every frame. I don’t think I played that badly but I lost 6-1. He was on his game.”