Legionaires in the running but one win off semi-finals

FROM THE 'TIMES' ARCHIVE: Legionaires' Robert Gillanders, Kyle Nesbitt, Edward Quin, Jeff Hendren and Kyle Black finished as runners-up in the MSM Cup final.
FROM THE 'TIMES' ARCHIVE: Legionaires' Robert Gillanders, Kyle Nesbitt, Edward Quin, Jeff Hendren and Kyle Black finished as runners-up in the MSM Cup final.

Cuemen from Legionaires remain the only side not connected to the Green Baize club in the Legion Cup’s semi-final hat.

The Legionaires and Green Baize C must face off for a last-four position in the County Armagh Snooker League-affiliated competition.

The draw to date is Green Baize C or Legionaires v Green Baize Outlaws and Green Baize B v Green Baize A.

Legion lost out to Green Baize Outlaws by 3-2, with scores as follows: I.Beatty 44 J.Nicholl 66, K.Johnston 78 D.Hawthorne 38, S.Nesbitt 31 J.Fluke 35, I.Megaw 48 J.Cully 22, G.Croft 47 D.Spollen 61.

Green Baize B received a bye into the next stage of the competition.

The tie between Green Baize A and Green Baize Travellers finished in a 4-1 victory for the former side.

Stephen Black defeated Tommy Quin, captain of the Travellers, by 78-45.

Black proved strong across the closing reds and colours.

Lee Emerson doubled the lead with a 66-40 success over John Moffett.

Emerson added to his fine run of form with a well-earned win.

Neil Robinson kept the Travellers in contention with a defeat of David Emerson thanks to 55-28.

Emerson has struggled for consistency this season as Robinson pushed on from his positive start.

However, Andrew Agnew produced a captain’s performance against Paul McCormack to finish 59-58 up on a black-ball battle.

McCormack claimed blue and pink during the hard-fought affair to set up a black-ball challenge.

Agnew’s slick safety shot left the cueball and black tight against the cushions, with McCormack unable to improve his standing. Agnew stepped forward to grab control with a decisive shot.

The closing frame finished in the favour of Alan Cherry by 52-49 against Jim Hawthorne.