Essex snooker star Ali Carter is through to the World Championship quarter finals in Sheffield after producing a stunning comeback in his Second Round match with Judd Trump.
Carter, 32 from Tiptree near Colchester, was 12 frames to 9 down against the highly fancied Bristolian. But he won the next four to seal a dramatic 13-12 win at the Crucible.
Carter was clearly satisfied when he spoke at the post-match news conference.
'I just felt when it really, really really mattered at 12-all, it was going to turn for me. And it did.
'I'm just delighted with myself because I've been on too many wrong ends of matches like that. So now he can feel what it feels like to have a nasty scar in your career, and it's not easy to get over. He was in here to win it, but so am I'.
And Carter, who reached the World final in 2008, never thought his chances were slipping away when Trump, 22, was just one frame away from victory at 12-9.
'No, not at all', he said. 'I knew I was hitting the ball well, I just thought 'Just get to 12-10. He knows I'm there'. I've played some solid match snooker - 12-11 - and that's all it was. That's all it takes. Judd just pots them from everywhere, but there's more to this game than just potting them from everywhere, believe me. And I've proved that today'.
'He's had three or four lashes in the last frame, and got away with it. he just did not stop getting away with it, the whole time. Some of the shots he played, granted he potted most of them. But you cannot, just cannot keep potting balls like that. I don't care how good you are. I'm just glad that I was strong enough to stand and beat him'.