Milkins dumps out Higgins

  • Last Updated: July 1 2014, 13:59 BST

Four-time world champion John Higgins was knocked out of the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo as Rob Milkins booked his quarter-final berth.

Robert Milkins: Through to the next round
Robert Milkins: Through to the next round

The Scot claimed the opening frame with a break of 127, but Gloucester's Milkins hit back to take the next four on the way to claiming a 5-1 victory.

Milkins will be joined in the last eight by Matthew Stevens, who beat Fergal O'Brien 5-2 by taking the last three frames with a highest break of 105.

Stuart Bingham will face Mark Joyce in the last 16 after a 5-0 whitewash of Scott Donaldson which included a best of 102.

Stephen Maguire suffered a similar fate to Donaldson as he bowed out after a 5-0 defeat to Welshman Jamie Jones.

Mark Davies compiled a break of 139 in a 5-3 win over Dominic Dale, while China's Xiao Guodong secured his passage with a 5-2 victory against Liam Highfield.