BAR BILLIARDS: Kennington storm in for cup victory

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KENNINGTON overcame a first-leg deficit in style to reach the semi-finals of the Group A Team Knockout.

Trailing 3-2 to West Oxford Democrats Club, the hosts romped to a 5-0 victory to secure a 7-3 aggregate win.

Pauline Withey (6,900), Mark Trafford (13,620, break 11,850), Stephen Sheard (3810), Ian Gordon (11,700) and Kevin Godfrey (9,000) were on top form to set up a last-four tie match Vikings.

Masons B also recorded a 7-3 aggregate victory after seeing off Gladiators B in Group B.

Holding a 4-1 lead from the first leg, Masons sealed the win when Sean Stratford and Martin Skyrme won the first two legs.

The father-and-son combination of Reg and Mark Johnson pulled it back to 2-2 on the night, but other son Grant was unable to secure a comeback victory.

Despite leading 4,670 against Chris Webb in the last leg of the night, Johnson was undone by a break of 8,040 as Masons won 3-2.

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