LIANG Wenbo's stay at the Crucible was brief after the Oxfordshire-based player lost five frames in a row against Neil Robertson.

The 33-year-old, who has moved to Boars Hill and trains in Abingdon, resumed the second session at the World Snooker Championship 5-4 down.

He levelled the match by taking the first frame of the evening, but declared a foul on himself after potting a long red in the next and Robertson did not look back.

The Australian summoned back-to-back breaks of 97 and 89 to take command, then went on to sweep up the next three frames as Liang's resistance crumbled.

Robertson said: "When the draw came out I was hoping to get one of the debutants because they are not used to the Crucible.

"So to get Liang was up there with the toughest draws.

"He made an unbelievable break to go 5-5 and I was wondering how I was going to shake him off. 

"I missed a couple then he started to get nervy and miss a few which helped me out.

"I pinched really important frames at key moments, especially the one to go 8-5 ahead."