A PACKED Ighten Leigh club was treated to a blistering display of snooker by Peter Mercer and Farakh Ajaib on Sunday in the final of the Moorhouses’s Golden Cue.
The cueists fought for the £600 on offer to the winner, and £250 for the runner-up.
The match was a two-table affair as Mercer entered on the 3/4 table of Low Moor, and Farakh was representing Padiham Snooker Centre on the large,
Mercer got off to real flyer with a 54 break from his first visit in frame one, but only a missed yellow from Farakh allowed Mercer to go 1-0 up.
He carried on much the same in frame two on the large table with a solid 33 enough to take the frame and a somewhat surprising 2-0 lead.
But Farakh was not about to go down without a fight, and after a potting display over the next four frames knocked in breaks of 64, 46, 49 and 38 to regain the title he won last year 4-2.
The match was over in just over two hours as both players were attacking from the first break and all was much appreciated by the crowd.