Round-upof lo­ca­lath­letes

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel -

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.

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