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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 November, 2003, 21:49 GMT
Greene sets up revenge chance
Gerard Greene
Greene was beaten by Doherty at last month's LG Cup
Gerard Greene was in overdrive as he brushed aside Ali Carter to set up a revenge match against Ken Doherty at the British Open in Brighton.

Greene needed only 74 minutes to sink Carter 5-1 and now goes forward to face Doherty, his second-round conqueror at last month's LG Cup.

Greene put together breaks of 76, 47, 119, 64 and 76 to reach round two.

The win improves his chances of breaking into the game's elite top 16 next season.

But the fast-potting left-hander was also helped by the sportsmanship of Carter in the fifth frame.

Leading by 42 points, and occupying prime scoring territory, Greene called a push shot on himself after he had potted a black.

"The referee didn't see it and maybe I was being hard on myself but I thought I'd made a funny contact so I owned up. It made a big difference," said Carter, who eventually lost the frame to a 64 clearance and did not pot a ball in the next.

Fergal O'Brien, whose fortunes have dipped since he surprisingly captured the British Open title in 1999, also comfortably booked his second-round place.

The methodical Dubliner registered a 5-2 win over Welshman Anthony Davies.

O'Brien's next opponent will be Graeme Dott, the number 13 seed.

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