ALLEN’S OUT TO AVENGE HUGE CRU­CIBLE LOSS

Irish Daily Mirror - - RUGBY LGE - BY NEIL GOULD­ING

SNOOKER: CHAM­PION OF CHAM­PI­ONS MARK Allen is rid­ing on the crest of a wave – and he’s now on a re­venge miss­ing in his quest to win his first Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons ti­tle.

North­ern Ire­land’s top potter is on fire hav­ing won the In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­onship in China this month.

And tonight the Antrim ace (above) locks horns with English young gun Kyren Wil­son in the Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons semi-fi­nals.

Wil­son lost 10-7 to Allen in last sea­son’s Mas­ters fi­nal but got his own back by beat­ing his ri­val 13-6 at the World Cham­pi­onship in April.

“I feel like I owe Kyren one be­cause he beat me at the Cru­cible this year,” ad­mit­ted Allen.

“We al­ways have good matches, so I’m sure the best man will win on the day.

“I’ve got two very tough matches ahead of me if I’m go­ing to win this tour­na­ment, but I qui­etly fancy my chances.

“I’m just en­joy­ing it, hope­fully I keep my form go­ing for as long as pos­si­ble. “My games is in good shape. Ev­ery­thing is go­ing for me at the minute.

“When­ever I get in on the ta­ble I just be­lieve I’m go­ing to clear up. I’ve been scor­ing very well for a while now.

“I’m just play­ing re­ally, re­ally well, although I’m not get­ting car­ried away.”

Wil­son (left), the for­mer Shang­hai Mas­ters cham­pion, dumped out Judd Trump and world cham­pion Mark Wil­liams in his open­ing two matches.

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