LEGIONS ABC capped off their year in style as their boxers added two more titles to the gym’s collection.

Jayne Bardauskas won two fights in as many days to win the 54kg junior women’s Winter BoxCup gold medal in Guildford.

And, on the same day, national championships semi-finalist Brad Casey travelled to Huddersfield and won the 54kg Yorkshire Challenge belt.

Jayne Bardauskas and her sister Lyla officially joined Legions at the start of the month.

The Dringhouses-born siblings who currently live in Goole are both national champions and have previously represented England.

Up first in the semi-finals for Jayne was a tough assignment against fellow national champion Daisy Preston, who was moving up from the weight below, and held an imposing record of just one loss from 13 previous bouts.

The Legions fighter boxed smartly throughout the bout and applied the pressure when necessary in order to take a points decision win from the judges.

In the final of the tournament, Jayne took on Ireland’s Amber Byrne from the Leinster Ladies boxing club.

Jayne made a rapid start to the fight against her evasive opponent, cutting off the ring smartly to force a standing eight count in the opening round.

The York fighter back that up with a knockdown in the following round before the bout went to the scorecards after three completed rounds.

The verdict went Bardauskas’ way as she won the gold medal in emphatic fashion.

Ashley Martin, the head boxing coach at Legions ABC, said: “Jayne and Lyla have only recently joined the gym following on from some great successes at their previous boxing club.

“They’ve both been coming through the gym for sparring since around October but they could only officially register as Legions boxers at the start of the month.

“It was great to see Jayne adjust to my style of coaching in such a short space of time and follow the game plan was we set for her.”

Casey also brought a belt back to the gym after winning on the cards.

By his coach’s own admission, it wasn’t Casey’s best display, yet he still managed to come away with the victory.

“Brad was boxing a tough, much taller opponent so we knew that it wasn’t going to be an easy night at the office.

“It definitely wasn’t one of Brad’s best performances and he will have learned a lot of lessons from that fight.

“But, Brad fought his heart out to win the belt and at the end of the day, a win’s a win.”

The victories for the Legions pair was the final bouts of the year for the club.

It rounds off a successful campaign in 2019 which saw the club pick up plenty of silverware.

In 2019 the club have won: A European schoolgirl gold medal, three National schools titles, four Yorkshire schools belts, three Hvidovre BoxCup gold medals, one Yorkshire Elite Challenge belt, one Yorkshire Development title, one Yorkshire Junior Challenge belt and a women’s Winter Box Cup gold medal.

“It’s been a year to remember and it’s certainly going to be tough one to beat next year,” Martin added.

“But, with the way that the team is progressing at the moment, I’m really confident that we can have an even better year in 2020.”

Legions Gym are sponsored by SAY Scaffolding.