Brownie hav­ing a ball in Oz

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Scot­land net­ball cap­tain and Air­drie lo­cal Claire Brownie hailed the team’s per­for­mance against Eng­land on the Gold Coast, de­spite fall­ing to de­feat against the old ri­vals.

The Scots slumped to a 7228 loss in their Pool B clash to the team ranked num­ber three in the world.

Brownie then led her coun­try to a 51-47 win over Wales on Satur­day.

But the side lost 60- 29 against New Zealand dur­ing the early hours of Tues­day morn­ing be­fore push­ing a highly-re­garded Malawi team in a close-fought 51-50 de­feat hours later.

Ahead of the Scots’ fi­nal game against Uganda later to­day, and de­spite her side’s set­backs, Mon­k­lands hope­ful Brownie has taken en­cour­age­ment from their dis­plays – es­pe­cially against Eng­land – and feels pos­i­tive for the fu­ture.

“That was a bril­liant ex­pe­ri­ence for us,” she said fol­low­ing the open­ing clash.

“Eng­land are go­ing for gold here and we are cur­rently ninth in the world.

“It was fan­tas­tic to get all 12 play­ers out to ex­pe­ri­ence the Com­mon­wealth Games in front of a mas­sive crowd and we learned lots from it ahead of the rest of our games.”

Pos­i­tive Claire Brownie

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