South Lanarkshire athletes were involved in several events at the Commonwealth Games this week.
In the netball there was late heartbreak for Cambuslang netball star Bethan Goodwin (pictured) who missed a chance to draw her side level after failing to convert the final penalty of the match as Malawi took the 51-50 win against the Scottish Thistles.
Despite defeat, Goodwin was part of a great Scottish triumph. They bounced back from a heavy defeat by England in their opener to beat Wales 51-47 in a feisty encounter.
Blantyre teacher Lynsey Gallagher had a 93 per cent scoring accuracy with 13 out of 14 attempts, with teenage goal scorer Goodwin adding the other 38. Scotland face Uganda today.
Rutherglen boxer Vicky Glover became the first ever Scottish woman to fight in the Commonwealth Games when she defeated Dominica’s Valerian Spicer in the women’s 57kg round of 16.
The 18-year-old from Rutherglen just missed out on a medal after losing 3-2 on split decision to Canada’s Sabrina Aubin-Boucher in the quarters.
Reece McFadden got his campaign under way with a 52kg last16 victory over Keevin Allicock of Guyana.
Fellow Forth boxer Scott Forrest lost out in the 91kg quarters to England’s Cheavon Clarke.
Cambuslang Harriers’Grant Sheldon had a poor opening day as he finished 17th in the Triathlon Men’s final. He also finished seventh in the team event on Saturday.
Rutherglen basketball ace Gareth Murray inspired Scotland into the semi-finals as they shocked Nigeria 66-61, claiming a historic win against one of the tournament favourites. They ended pool B undefeated which included another stunning 78-65 win over England where Murray bagged 18 of the points.
Scotland are due to play hosts Australia in the semi-final on Saturday.
Bothwell’s Kirsty Gilmour booked Scotland a place in the quarter-finals of the badminton while Strathhaven swimmer Corrie Scott finished sixth in the 50m backstroke semi-final.