Girls win novice ring gold

Suc­cess for lo­cals

Wishaw Press - - SPORTS - Ben Ra­m­age

Promis­ing box­ers from Wishaw and Shotts lifted ti­tles at the Scot­tish Novice Cham­pi­onships at the week­end.

Box­ers from Cle­land Min­ers and Springhill ABC took to the rings at Raven­scraig.

Hannah Bell, 22, con­tested the 75kg cat­e­gory, hav­ing not boxed for two years.

She stopped Kerry Mcalpine in the first round of the semi-fi­nals be­fore stop­ping Lynn Pin­ning­ton in the first round of the fi­nal to lift the gold.

Cle­land’s Ron­nie Black­burn said: “All the coaches of Cle­land box­ing club are so proud of this young lady.

“Hannah has not boxed for two years due to time out hav­ing her wee baby and to come back and win the Scot­tish novices in the style she did it was amaz­ing.

“Both girls couldn’t cope with Hannah’s speed and power.”

Springhill ABC, who cel­e­brated two golds and two sil­vers at the com­pe­ti­tion.

Li­lyella Craw-sea­man, 19, took the 69kg elite fe­male ti­tle, win­ning her semi-fi­nal on points be­fore stop­ping her op­po­nent in the first round of the fi­nal to bag the gold.

Young Lewis Wardrop, com­pet­ing in the 32kg school­boy cat­e­gory, also tasted gold af­ter win­ning his fi­nal on points.

The win for Lewis was espe­cially en­joy­able as he lost the same fi­nal last time around.

Paul Duffy won sil­ver in the 65kg school­boy cat­e­gory, while Con­nor Mcfar­lane bagged sil­ver in the youth 81kg cat­e­gory.

Se­nior 69kg com­peti­tor Michael John­stone lost out in the quarterfinals.

Wishaw 65s cel­e­brate

Springhill Con­nor Mcfar­lane, Paul Duffy, Alex Walker, Lewis Wardrope, Michael John­stone, Li­lyella Craw-sea­man and Frank De­laney

Cle­land Min­ers’ Hannah Bell with her coaches

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