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NORTH LEGIONNAIRES made the most of La Villette’s heavy defeat to the Sledgehammers to move into second place in snooker's T & C Roofing Premier Division, although they will be disappointed not to have turned a 6-4 advantage into a win.

Miles Plumley registered his first 3-0 win of the season for Legionnaires. (28915541)
Miles Plumley registered his first 3-0 win of the season for Legionnaires. (28915541)

It is four seasons since the Legionnaires reached such heights – coming at a time when they had Adam Shorto and Glenn Le Prevost in their side – but a draw against Imperium Strokers takes them a point above La Villette.

The Legionnaires held the upper hand from the start, especially with Miles Plumley racking up his first 3-0 of the season – that coming on the final black 73-67 against Colin Gilbert.

Phil Cox had also opened strongly for the Legionnaires, but Kelvin Du Feu gradually turned the tide before romping to a 2-1 victory with a third frame 46 and 40 clearance.

The Strokers threatened further through Dave Gilmour, but an in-touch Tom Brock came back from a frame down to handsomely make it three 2-1 wins in a row, and take his side to the brink of a third league win.

Rick De Garis could not get past Mark Gauvain, though, and despite coming close in losing his first by eight points, the Strokers’ resilient anchor man timed his first 3-0 win perfectly.

Ex-Service Stunners swapped places with the Hot Butts thanks to their first win of the season, inspired by Paul Le Sauvage and Gary Le Noury.

The pair won five first-half frames, with Le Sauvage taking his knockout form into the league with an opening 66 break on his way to beating Clayton Le Noury 3-0.

Jamie Le Cheminant posted a fine third frame 42 break, but it was not enough to build on his opener that he won 75-44.

The Stunners’ nerves were tested when Graham Peel and Scott Bradford reduced the deficit to two frames, and while both Hot Butts players went on to win 2-1, second frame defeats to Roscoe Cloarec and Ross De Carteret respectively meant that the Stunners won 7-5.

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