Girls win novice ring gold
Success for locals
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