Welsh Open: Mark Allen and Joe Swail progress in Cardiff

Mark Allen

Northern Ireland pair Mark Allen and Joe Swail cruised to victories in the first round of the Welsh Open in Cardiff on Monday.

World number nine Allen defeated England's Sam Craigie 4-0 at the Motorpoint Arena.

Belfast player Swail enjoyed a 4-1 success over Zak Surety of England to make the second round but Gerard Greene was beaten 4-3 by Sydney Wilson.

Antrim's Jordan Brown is out after a 4-0 loss to Stuart Carrington of Grimsby.

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