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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 April, 2005, 13:38 GMT 14:38 UK
Hamilton finally seals Gray win
By Jonathan Rawcliffe
BBC Sport at The Crucible

Anthony Hamilton
Hamilton took just a few minutes to win the final session
Anthony Hamilton won the only frame of an unscheduled third session to finally knock out David Gray.

Trailing 4-2 from Saturday, Hamilton came into form in the second session to emerge with a 9-8 advantage.

Gray lost seven out eight frames on Sunday afternoon, managing to stay alive by taking the last two to force play in the evening.

But Hamilton immediately took command, and a break of 72 was enough to seal victory for the qualifier.

Soon after leaving the arena, Hamilton admitted the match had been a struggle.

"It tested my powers of concentration and patience, but you've got to dig in," he said.

"You have to swap the pressure around - if you start coming back at a player it puts the pressure on them.

"A place in the top 16 was possibly on the line, so it was too important to get the hump about it."

D GRAY (Eng) 8-10 A HAMILTON (Eng)

67-50 75-67 92-7 86-41 30-76 37-80 (71) 119-0 (80) 8-92 23-74 69-1 47-61 1-86 (86) 14-72 (71) 22-68 (55) 5-88 (53) 90-44 (78) 64-37 1-72 (72)

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