Legion duo are five-alive trailblazers in Hucknall pool league

UNBEATEN -- both Royal British Legion teams
UNBEATEN -- both Royal British Legion teams

The trailblazing duo from the Royal British Legion stretched their 100% starts to the season to five matches at the top of the HUCKNALL EPA POOL LEAGUE.

Legion A overcame H2O 5-3, while Legion B beat Liberal Club by the same scoreline.

The A team recovered from losing the opening leg to lead 3-1 and seal the points by leg seven, thanks to wins by Robbie Roylance, Michael Holmes-Parker, Dave Wainwright and the pairings of Tony Dobb and Steve Wood and Wainwright and Curly Johnstone.

The B team looked to be heading for defeat at Liberal, who led 3-0 thanks to Will and Steve Clark. But a superb fightback was engineered by Geoff Taylor and Joe Etherington, who won on singles and pairs, and was completed by trusty duo Malc Grocock and Dean Dymock.

The highlight of the week’s remaining fixtures was an 8-0 whitewash win for The Dragon at home to Empire, who had beaten the defending champions, Station Hotel B, the previous week. Shane Wood and Steve McIntyre led the onslaught with success on singles and pairs.

Station B bounced back with a big win of their own -- 7-1 against Green Dragon -- while Bestwood Village Social Club recovered from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to draw 4-4 against Yew Tree and Ian Flint was the last-leg hero of a 5-3 win for Chequers against Station Hotel A.