LONDON (AFP) - Scotlands John Higgins defeated Mark Allen of Northern Ireland 9-5 on Friday to reach the UK Championship final to move a step closer to completing a dream return to the sport after serving a six-month ban. The Scot, playing his first tournament in England since serving his suspension for bringing the sport into disrepute, won six of the last seven frames of the match. He will face either Shaun Murphy of England or Welshman Mark Williams in Sundays final. I am feeling good about my game and its great to be back, Higgins told www.worldsnooker.com. I suppose it is a fairytale when you think about it, winning the first PTC event back (in Hamm, Germany, last month) and then my performance in this championship.