HYNDBURN Pool team, sponsored by CFS Awards, travelled away for their match against Clitheroe A.
Clitheroe took first blood but Dave O'Shaughnessy from the Hare and Hounds immediately levelled the match at 1-1.
The third frame also went to Clitheroe but Mick Burns from the Rishton Free Gardeners made it 2-2.
Clitheroe won the next two to lead 4-2 before Boar's Head players Darren Wareing and Steve Fleming pulled Hyndburn back to level with Clitheroe taking the next frame to finish the first session 5-4 up.
The first frame of the second session went to Clitheroe before Mick Burns pulled one back for Hyndburn.
Clitheroe won frame 12 to establish a two frame lead for the third time but they couldn't build on it.
Steve Hope from Rishton Free Gardeners won the next and Johnny Dean of the Boars Head got the equaliser, then Steve Fleming put Hyndburn in front for the first time in the match.
Young Jack Dady put Hyndburn 9-7 up and secured a point for the draw.
Unfortunately Hyndburn couldn't manage another frame for the win but perhaps a draw was the only fair result at the end of such a closely fought match.
Mick Burns and Fleming shared the Man of the Match accolade, having both won both their frames.
In the last match of Lancashire Pool's 2002 Inter-League season Hyndburn Pool Team played host to the Preston Allow's at the Free Gardeners Club in Rishton.
Preston are widely regarded as the best team in Lancashire so this was always going to be a tough match for the Hyndburn team and they didn't get off to the best of starts.
The early frames were unusually dull tactical affairs with the greater experience of the Preston players prevailing in the end and Hyndburn found themselves 5-0 down before Steve Hope of the Free Gardeners got a frame on the board.
Preston took the next two before Darren Wareing of the Boars Head pulled one back with a confident display of potting to leave Hyndburn trailing 7-2 at the end of the first session.
The second session started better for Hyndburn, Phil Howarth of the Free Gardeners won the first frame and Kevin Close of the Boars Head won the second, neither of these players having played in the first session.
The third player on for Preston was former English Amateur Champion and Lancashire's Number One player for 2002 Lee Clough.
However Lee didn't pot a ball on the break and Hyndburn Captain John Chapman didn't allow him a second chance, clearing seven and the black for the frame.
Having come from 7-1 down back to 8-5 Hyndburn were starting to think there may be an outside chance of a comeback but Preston aren't the sort of team to be turned over from that position and a combination of some outstanding potting and tactical awareness saw them take the last six frames for a 13-5 win.