JUDD Trump exacted some revenge on Stuart Bingham as he got the better of him in the final of the European Masters tonight.

The Bowers Gifford potter had beaten Trump 9-8 in his last final appearance in February - on the way to winning the Welsh Open.

But, despite leading for much of the final, Bingham was beaten in five of the last seven frames as Trump retained his title.

And the two were deadlocked in a fiercely competitive clash at the halfway point of the final.

Bingham had taken a 1-0 and 2-1 lead against the world number five but was pegged back on both occasions by the man ranked number one for the competition.

However, back-to-back century breaks (101, 107) put the 41-year-old into a 4-2 advantage with two frames to play.

But it was Trump that once again fought back to leave the match level-pegging ahead of the night’s final session.

Bingham took the lead for the fourth time after the restart, making the highest break of the match (130) before Trump finally took charge.

He won the next three frames to take a 7-5 lead and move just two frames from victory.

But Trump failed to score a point in the next two frames, as Bingham bounced back to make it a best of three match.

A stroke of luck when potting the final yellow put Trump 8-7 ahead and just a frame from victory.

And he made sure of the win with a clearance of 107, with Bingham pocketing the £35,000 runners-up prize.