GREAT Lever staged a late comeback to claim the Jack Taylor Foursomes Trophy.

They came back from three matches behind at the turn to beat favourites Old Links 3½-1½ last Sunday.

It was only Great Lever’s third success in the annual trophy following successes in 1999 and 2002.

The turning point came when Lever’s foursomes sprang into life with Luke Hulme and Lee Hodgkinson winning 4&2 against Mike Tunstall and Steve Bryan, and Craig Hulme and Mick Barlow coming back from three down at the turn to finish one up and claim another crucial match.

The fifth and final match saw the higher handicaps of Lever's Darren Knott and Stuart Whittaker proving too much for Old Links' top pairing of Nick Jackson and Steve Bryan who won 5&3 to seal the victory.

Great Lever captain Anthony Whealing said: “I am delighted to have clinched the trophy again.

"Our team overcame a strong Old Links side in the late stages.

BGA president Geoff Hulme said: “We were blessed with a sunny day and it seemed to be a very close match.

"But in the end it only needed one win and Great Lever made sure at the death. We were very thankful to Dunscar Golf Club for offering their course for this event."