Mixed luck for Pontefract star Appleton in Mosconi Cup

Pontefract pool star Darren 'Dynamite' Appleton.
Pontefract pool star Darren 'Dynamite' Appleton.

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.