UK Championship: Doherty hammers Drago in York opener

Ken Doherty was in season-best form in the first round match
Ken Doherty was in season-best form in the first round match
UK Championship
Venue: York Barbican Dates: 24 November-6 December
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Three-time UK Championship finalist Ken Doherty wasted no time in moving into the second round in York.

The 46-year-old world number 47 from Dublin thrashed fellow veteran Tony Drago 6-0 and will now play Mark Davis.

Doherty told BBC Sport: "It's the best I have played all season, but the way I have been playing that isn't hard.

"It was nice to play pretty well, score heavily and get a couple of centuries. I am delighted to win and play with a bit of confidence like I used to.

He added: "There's life in the old dog yet, but it's finding consistency."

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