Perry loses in semi

PUBLISHED: 13:13 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:27 02 June 2010

JOE PERRY came desperately close to reaching the final of the snooker World Championships. The Chatteris-based potter lost 17-15 in his semi-final against Ali Carter. The two players were locked at 12-12 going into the final session on Saturday evening.

JOE PERRY came desperately close to reaching the final of the snooker World Championships.

The Chatteris-based potter lost 17-15 in his semi-final against Ali Carter.

The two players were locked at 12-12 going into the final session on Saturday evening.

Perry edged in front 13-12 with a break of 57 in the first frame of the evening before Carter hit back with a 63 to take the next 114-8.

Carter then played a poor positional shot in the 27th frame to let his opponent back in, and after an outrageous fluke a fluent break of 62 saw Perry take a 14-13 lead.

Carter won a scrappy frame to bring the scores level at the mid-session interval.

Perry then stormed to his sixth century break of the championship to move within two of victory, only for Carter to knock 77 to make it 15-15.

Carter went in front when Perry was disturbed over a pot by a mobile phone going off.

And he held his nerve to clinch his place in the final by winning a tense final frame.

Bur Carter came unstuck in the final when Ronnie O'Sullivan secured his third world title with an 18-8 victory on Monday evening.


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