Snooker: Carter survives York test
December 09, 2011
The clash between Ali Carter and Robert Milkins at the at the williamhill.com UK Championship in York was an even contest in which the former prevailed 6-4.
Carter won the first frame but Milkins hit back to take the lead, only for Carter to square things up at 2-2.
Milkins took the fifth frame and looked set to go 4-2 clear - but a missed green proved costly as Carter cleared to level the match at 3-3.
Carter missed frame ball at 53-20 and was 27 up with 22 on table, before holding on for a 60-33 frame success.
The 32-year-old from Essex won a third successive frame to move to within one of victory - but Milkins kept his hopes alive by taking the ninth.
However, a missed yellow by Milkins proved costly as he appeared set to take the match to a deciding frame - with Carter clearing to pink to book his place in the last 16.