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Trump struggles to gain control into the break

Judd Trump plays defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible Credit: ITV West

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan clicked into gear to take control of his box-office Betfair World Championship semi-final with Judd Trump.

The game's two great entertainers were locked at 4-4 overnight and 6-6 at the mid-session interval this morning,

but the more experienced O'Sullivan reeled off three frames in a row to take a 9-7 lead in the race to 17 heading into tonight's third session.

The Essex potter had the chance to make it a mini clean sweep after the break but missed a routine green

to let Trump in for a frame he deserved based on the amount of misfortune he suffered throughout the morning. The session has entered a break in play and will resume at 7pm.


A Swindon vs Yeovil Wembley final?

There's the prospect of an all West Country play-off final in League One as Yeovil and Swindon have avoided each other in the semi-finals.

The Glovers will play Sheffield United over two legs, while Swindon face Brentford.

In League Two, Cheltenham Town will play Northampton.


Friday 3rd May - 7.45pm

Sheffield United v Yeovil Town

Saturday 4th May - 5.20pm

Swindon Town v Brentford

Monday 6th May - 1.30pm

Yeovil Town v Sheffield United

Monday 6th May - 4.30pm

Brentford v Swindon Town


Thursday 2nd May - 7.45pm

Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town

Sunday 5th May - 6.45pm

Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town

Cheltenham have to settle for a play-off place

Final League Two table: Gillingham, Rotherham and Port Vale are promoted.

Cheltenham Town have missed out on automatic promotion, so they'll be in the play-offs for the second successive year.

The Robins drew 0-0 with Bradford City at Whaddon Road.

Rotherham clinched promotion with a 2-0 win over Aldershot. They'll be joined in League One by Gillingham and Port Vale.

Elsewhere in League Two, Bristol Rovers ended their season with a 3-3 draw at Torquay United. The Pirates led twice through Tom Hitchcock and a Ryan Jarvis own goal.

Jarvis scored at the right end to put the Gulls 3-2 up, but sub Matt Harrold - making his first appearance since a cruciate ligament injury last September - rescued a point with a 90th minute header. Rovers finish 14th in the table.

Aldershot and Barnet are the two teams relegated to the Conference.

Final League Two table: Aldershot and Barnet are relegated.

Yeovil and Swindon already knew they'll be in the play-offs. The Glovers lost 3-2 at Bury. Gary Johnson's men were 3-0 down at half-time, before James Hayter and Kevin Dawson pulled two goals back after the break.

Swindon were beaten 3-1 at Scunthorpe. James Collins gave Town an 83rd minute lead, but the hosts scored three very late goals.

Despite their win, Scunthorpe are relegated along with Bury, Hartlepool and Portsmouth.


Bristol City's penultimate game in the Championship before their relegation to League One ended with a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield at Ashton Gate.

James Vaughan scored a hat-trick for the visitors. Lewin Nyatanga pulled a goal back for City in the 90th minute.

Gloucester beat the league leaders

Gloucester's Akapusi Qera is tackled by Saracens' Will Fraser (left) and Saracens' Jackson Wray. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.



Gloucester remain on course for a play-off place after a 28-23 win over league leaders Saracens.

Jonny May scored two tries with Ben Morgan also crossing the line after a solo run.


A late try from Francois Louw has given Bath an important victory over Leicester at the Rec.

The home side scored the first try of the match through Simon Taylor, but the Tigers hit back with two scores of their own, including a fabulous solo effort from Ben Youngs. Semesa Rokoduguni and Horatio Agulla reduced the deficit to one point at the break.

Toby Flood kicked two penalties to give the visitors a 26-22 lead, before Louw crossed the line with seven minutes left on the clock, to keep Bath in the mix for Heineken Cup qualification.



Bristol have missed out on a place in the play-offs despite an excellent 19-14 win at previously unbeaten Newcastle.

Fautua Otto’s first half try and fourteen points from the boot of Adrian Jarvis sealed a memorable win.

But Andy Robinson’s side failed to achieve a top four finish after Leeds beat Nottingham.


Harlequins 23 - 9 Bath

Bath's Ollie Devoto and Harlequins' George Lowe jump for a high ball. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Bath have been beaten at reigning Premiership champions Harlequins.

The visitors led 9-6 at half-time after penalties from Stephen Donald (2) and Ollie Devoto.

But the hosts turned the game around in the second half thanks to tries from Danny Care and Ugo Monye.

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