Matt Selt produced a stunning fightback from 6-3 down to beat Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-8 in the second round of the Betfred.com World Championship qualifiers and attributed some of the credit to the visit of his girlfriend.
Selt had fallen behind after the first session and looked set to suffer a first round defeat for the only time this season.
Matthew Selt wrote:At 6-3 down realistically I could have been 7-2 up, I lost a couple from 60 in front and another when he needed snookers.
I went back to the hotel and phoned my girlfriend, Emma who lives in Leeds and she got the train down. We decided to try plan B and I returned relaxed and with a different attitude
It was a very different player who returned to the baize as the Romford player knocked in breaks of 52, 72, 45, 88 and 46 for a 8-6 lead. Un-Nooh had been unable to stem the flow pulled a frame back only for Selt to edge in front with a 58. Both players had chances in the seventeenth frame but it was the Thai player who took.
The next frame was tense but Selt sank a great final blue to set him up for victory.
Matthew Selt wrote:It was a massive win for me. If I had lost today I would have been back where I started from pretty much in the rankings. It would have been an average season for me.
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