Pontefract pool star Darren ‘Dynamite’ Appleton had mixed luck as holders Europe took a 6-4 lead over USA in the Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas last night.
Appleton and Karl Boyes beat Shane Van Boening and Corey Deuel 5-2.
However, in the final match of the night, Appleton and Nick Van den Berg were pipped 5-4 by Mike Dechaine and Van Boening after leading 2-0.
Europe are still favourites to retain the cup in the race to 11 points.
Play continues today (Wednesday) with two more doubles matches and three singles matches.