Maguire takes it, finally. Phew, a real battle of wits that was, with some nervy mistakes made throughout.
Maguire S.-Pettman S.
World Open - 18 September 2010
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Good pressure pot on the yellow from Pettman afte Maguire had missed it, but he misses the green straight after. Five balls left, 50-36 Pettman. Knife-edge.
That's real bad luck for Pettman. He goes for red and off two cushions the cue ball ends up in the left-centre pocket.
Pettman looks as shocked as anyone at that. A complete miscue ends a fine break and now Maguire is back at the table.
That's a poor miss on the black from Pettman, but that's just as bad from Maguire. Neither player can seem to pot a ball at the moment - it's nervy.
You've got to say Pettman has a resolve about him. He takes the frame and we're down to the decider.
Maguire hits back but can't sustain it and Pettman is back at the table. 43 ahead with 51 remaining, but that's a bad miss on the red and Maguire is allowed back in.
Once again, an impressive response from Pettman. His break currently stands at 51 and with the right shot selection and a bit of luck he could clear the table here.
Maguire has a go at a plant and misses but it doesn't matter - a break of 62 sees the Scot take a 2-1 lead.
He's now 52 ahead with 51 remaining. Three of the reds a are tight on cushions, though.
Maguire breaks the stalemate by potting a red to the bottom left-hand pocket. He calmly slots a few more reds and is looking good.
Both players know how crucial this frame is and that's why they're taking their time over every shot. Pettman leads 13-11 but it's an attrition game of safety shots out there at present.
It's too tall a task for Maguire, particularly with a red nailed to the right cushion as it is there. Pettman comes back to the table, knocks in a red and that's the frame.
A classy cut to the centre-left from Pettman, but what's this? He's missed a routine pink and Maguire is back, trailing 60-17.
This a sturdy response from Pettman. He's capitalised well on Maguire's misfortune and is now 43 ahead with 51 remaining.
Maguire's at the table again, leading 15-0. The reds are bunched and the black is at the top. He fires in the pink but unluckily pots a red to the middle pocket at the same time.
He's off the table only for a moment before he's back and with a simple plant makes it 73-1, before missing the blue. Frame one to the Scot.
Maguire starts in impressive fashion with a break of 48 until he's forced to play a safety.
We're underway with the final match of the session betwen Stephen Maguire and Stuart Pettman. Maguire is at the table, leading 8-0.