Rocks lifted by captain’s return for high-flying Eagles’ visit
Angus Gilmour scored a fine 21-14, 2112 win over Sweden’s Kristjan Kaijurand and Robert Kasela. But they then went out 11-21, 19-21 to the English No.3 seeds, Adcock and Andrew Ellis. Scotland’s Susan
Egelstaff had an outstanding comeback victory to reach the quarter-finals of the Finnish Open badminton
championship be on our toes from the first whistle to try to minimise that threat.”
Kelburne won the only league meeting between the sides 7-1 but the champions have the distraction of a league encounter with Grange today, while the Wildcats can rest their legs.
The other semi-final is an allEdinburgh affair between Grange and Inverleith. Grange are the side in form with a nine-game unbeaten run before last weekend when they found themselves 3-2 down to Hillhead, only to be saved by fog. Honours are even between the sides in league results this season, but Stevie Mccurry, Inverleith’s coach, must be concerned about their recent indifferent form and the fact they have leaked 18 goals in five outings. right to the final day last year before being pipped to the championship by his team-mate, Matt Neal. It was the closest any Scot has come to winning the BTCC since John Cleland in 1995.
As he prepared to open his campaign, Shedden, who is being tipped as a major contender by BTCC TV pundits, said: “I’ve been third, I’ve been second but now it is time to try to put it all together. Experience means a lot and I feel I know now what is required to win a championship.” improved beyond recognition and as such we had them on the rack at times.
Scotland were desperately unlucky to have a penalty try awarded against them for a dubious obstruction, which left them 7-0 down at half- time. France increased their lead to 19-0 in the second half but Scotland who had put pressure on the French got their reward from a high tempo build-up and good finishing from Aberdeen GS winger Ed Farquharson, replacement stand-off Ben Cooper adding the conversion goa