DAN POTTER showed his class on the green baize again by lifting the York Conservative Clubs' Scruton Snooker Cup, beating nine-times winner Neil Wood in the final.

The ex-rugby league star, who last month took the Hylton Fosters Billiards Trophy, came from behind to beat Heworth player Wood 3-1 in the best-of-five frames final at Bootham Club.

Acomb ace Potter - in what was his first appearance in this scratch competition - also took the prize for the highest break, having put together a run of 90 in a previous round.

The first frame proved a tactical affair as both players struggled to put a decent break together.

Wood slowly built a 55-31 lead and then potted brown, blue and pink to seal a 70-31 win.

Wood also went 21-0 up in frame two but Potter then laid a good snooker, Wood hitting black instead of red.

Potter followed up with a 17 break, and, after further safety play, Wood missed a red, leaving Potter to level the match as he made a 31 break to win 63-22.

Both players showed prowess at getting out of difficult situations in frame three, as they both laid excellent snookers, ahead of an enthralling finale.

Wood led 41-37 but left Potter with a chance to clear up. He took the last two reds, with a blue and yellow, and then yellow again, but he left the green over a pocket. Wood took the three points then laid a snooker. However, the Acomb man not only got out of it but in turn snookered Wood. This forced a miss, leaving Potter to take brown, blue and pink for the frame, 56-44.

Potter, now more confident, forced Wood into a poor safety shot and then produced a superb match-winning break of 68 in the fourth.

Wood looked for snookers but was too far behind and eventually conceded 74-18.

The trophy and awards were sponsored by Quickslide Windows and presented by Alan Reed, the chairman of organisers Faber Shield.