Official Fergal O'Brien Website
Northern Ireland Trophy - Qualifying
I had a great 5-4 win over Barry Pinches to
qualify for the Northern Ireland Trophy.
I played well to go 3-1 up at the interval but after the break it was Barry who controlled the match.
He went into a 4-3 lead and it was not looking too good for me.
From his break-off in the eight frame, I potted
a great red and swung the white around the black
and went on to make an 80 break to force the match into a deciding frame.
In the last frame I potted another long red and made a 70 break,
including potting nine blues, to seal the win against a very good player and a really nice guy.
I had another final venue to go to in Belfast and was really looking forward to travelling there to play.