Darren Morgan maintained his perfect record in European Senior individual Championships finals. The Welshman had to dig deep to beat Gary Milne (England) 5:3 and win the 2023 European Senior title in Albena (Bulgaria).
Morgan’s run to the final was more of a walk in the park with just one lost frame but against Milne the former pro had to work hard. After opening with a break of 60 and leading 2:0 the Welshman lost the next three frames to find himself trailing for the first time in the whole tournament.
In the sixth Morgan potted a long red and cleared up to the blue to level the score. In the seventh in a 40-minute long tactical battle with a score tied at 47 Milne attempted a blue to the corner with a rest that never looked in only to watch the champion pot it from distance into the green pocket and clear the table.
And in the eighth trying to lay a snooker Milne left the yellow to the top corner and could only watch helplessly from the chair as Morgan expertly cleared up to the pink to secure the win.