Sport Mark Selby dumped out of UK Championship with shock defeat

23:06  02 december  2017
23:06  02 december  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the Betway UK Championship following a 6-3 second-round defeat to Scott Donaldson. The result is even more remarkable considering Donaldson had won just one match this season before the match, a

Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the Betway UK Championship following a 6-3 second-round defeat to Scott Donaldson. The result is even more remarkable considering Donaldson had won just one match this season before the match, a

Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the Betway UK Championship: Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Seventeen - Crucible Theatre © PA WIRE Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Seventeen - Crucible Theatre

Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the Betway UK Championship following a 6-3 second-round defeat to Scott Donaldson.

The result is even more remarkable considering Donaldson had won just one match this season before the match, a 6-2 victory over John Astley in the first round in York, but the Scot held his nerve to claim the biggest victory of his career.

Selby took the opening frame courtesy of a 68 break and extended his advantage before the 23-year-old halved the deficit with a wonderful run of 88.

Donaldson won the next two to nudge ahead for the first time in the match before Selby levelled following another half-century run.

The Scot maintained his composure and rattle off the last three frames to earn the shock win after compiling breaks of 90 and 77 to advance to the third round of the competition for just the second time in his career.

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