Pool: Europe edged the second day's play to tie USA at 5-5 in the Mosconi Cup

Last Updated: 13/12/12 7:34am

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Johnny Archer top and tailed an otherwise difficult night for the Americans

Johnny Archer top and tailed an otherwise difficult night for the Americans

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Team Europe garnered a 3-2 advantage on day two of the Mosconi Cup to tie USA at 5-5 at the halfway stage of the pool tournament at York Hall.

On a night of three doubles and two singles matches, Team USA extended their slender overnight lead by edging the opener through captain Johnny Archer and Mike Dechaine.

Day two results:

Appleton & Melling 4-5 Archer & Dechaine
Nikos Ekonomopoulos 5-3 Shane Van Boening
Feijen & Van Den Berg 5-2 Hatch & Shuff
Chris Melling 5-3 Dennis Hatch
Appleton & Feijen 4-5 Van Boening & Archer

But the hosts hit back with three straight wins to take the lead - Nikos Ekonomopoulos winning his second match of the week 5-3 against Shane Van Boening.

Niels Feijen, who whitewashed Dechaine in Tuesday's singles, teamed up with Nick van den Berg to see off Dennis Hatch and partner Brandon Shuff 5-2.

And Chris Melling, who had lost the top match with Darren Appleton, made amends with a 5-3 victory over Hatch.

But Archer led from the front once more, this time partnering van Boening to a 5-4 win over Feijen and the unfortunate Appleton in the final game of the evening.

Play resumes on day three of four with three singles matches plus two more doubles.

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