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NI’s Mark Allen seals Scottish Open final place

Antrim's Mark Allen made it to the final of the Scottish Open in remarkable fashion. Credit: PA

A stunning comeback from Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen against Welshman Daniel Wells has secured his place in the Scottish Open final.

Wells, playing in his maiden ranking event semi-final, raced into a 4-0 lead in their best-of-11 content at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday.

But Antrim man Allen showed his grit to turn things around against the odds.

A 55 and 59 break halved the deficit for Allen, but Wells took the seventh frame to move 5-2 ahead and within one of victory.

However, breaks of 79 and 106 helped the UK Championship runner-up as he won the next three frames to force a decider.

And Allen ultimately prevailed to reach his second successive final.

He will face either England’s Shaun Murphy or Judd Trump.