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snooker

1. a game played on a billiard table with 15 red balls, six balls of other colours, and a white cue ball. The object is to pot the balls in a certain order
2. a shot in which the cue ball is left in a position such that another ball blocks the object ball. The opponent is then usually forced to play the cue ball off a cushion
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Villa were ahead in the 14th minute following a lightning break down the right with Albrighton crossing for Heskey to supply a neat finish.
Within six minutes the same player was over again, this time following a lightning break from Simon Wilson, who seemed to revel in his new role of full-back.
The sprint clock went earlier in the card when Boherduff Monti capitalised on a lightning break to take the supporting one-off sprint by almost five lengths in 16.
Their plight deepened markedly on Saturday afternoon when a game they had dominated for long periods blew up in their faces with just seconds remaining as Blackburn substitute Matt Derbyshire made the most of a lightning break to snatch victory.
Wales had one real chance to shift the momentum in their favour just after the half-time interval but Shanklin and James Hook could not finish off Shane Williams' lightning break.
Hinckley went in front on the half hour, a lightning break along the left flank by Owen Story ended with his low cross being stabbed home at the near post by Marc McGregor.
After the break a lightning break caught Yarm napping and, though Stephen Sellers in the Yarm goal saved the initial shot, a Thirsk striker tapped home the rebound.
Victor Bernardez blazed over after England failed to deal with a corner, but they then produced a lightning-fast breakaway just before the lightning break.
Another lightning break this time saw Williams win the one–on–one with Chris Erskine from 10 yards out.
After another lightning break on five minutes ended with Raphael Nuzzolo firing at Pepe Reina, it was evident the Swiss side would replicate the attacking approach that earned surprise back-to-back victories over Udinese.
1 Livi's lightning break through the middle in the ninth minute looked to have brought the opener as Stefan Scougall released the lively McNulty but his low drive was tipped wide by Jamie MacDonald.
Had Aleksandar Kolarov showed a similarly clinical instinct when he nipped past Damien Duff after David Silva had found him with a delicate chipped pass on a lightning break forward, the contest would have been over before it eventually was.