Birmingham 2022 - Day 2 Round Up

Team Scotland continued to make strong progress in the group stages on day two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Dee Hoggan kept up her 100% winning record in the Women’s Singles courtesy of a comfortable 21-5 victory against the Falkland Islands. The Scot has already secured her place in the quarter-final stages but faces a winner takes all group match against Wales’ Laura Daniels to decide who goes through as Section A’s winner and runner-up. Dee’s quarter-final match will take tomorrow evening at 6pm.

Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown faced a strong Australian rink in their final group match. Despite unfortunately already being knocked out due to yesterday's defeats against Fiji and Botswana, Scotland’s Women’s Fours put in a spirited display to win 16-9. Their attention now turns to the Women’s Pairs and Triples events which get underway on Tuesday.

Our Men’s Pairs team of Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE were in fine form and secured their place in the knockout stages with a game to spare. The famous duo defeated Niue 23-10 and got the better of Canada 18-11. Their final group match is at 11.30am tomorrow again New Zealand, however they have already clinched top spot in Section B. Paul and Alex’s quarter-final will be at 6pm tomorrow evening.

The Men’s Triples team featuring Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean and Darren Burnett rounded off their group with a hard fought 15-14 win over New Zealand. This victory ensured they finished in first place in Section A, winning all three of their games. They now take on the Welsh triple of Owain Dando, Ross Owen and Jonathan Tomlinson in tomorrow’s quarter-final at 3pm

In the Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8, Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace had mixed fortunes as they claimed a victory and suffered defeat on the second day of competition. The Scots managed to win their morning game 18-10 against South Africa but lost out to Australia 15-21 in the afternoon. Garry and Kevin are still in top spot and have already secured their place in Monday mornings semi-finals. Before then they have a final group match against New Zealand at 3pm tomorrow.

Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson will rely on other results to go their way if they are to advance to the semi-final stages of the Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8. Scotland’s pairing claimed their first and only win over New Zealand this morning but suffered defeat to England in the afternoon. They have now completed all their group matches and sit in fourth place which would be enough to see them qualify if results go their way in the final round of games tomorrow.

A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day two can be found below:-

Session 1 – 8.30am:

  • Group Match 3 - Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 (Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace) beat South Africa 18-10
  • Group Match 3 – Men’s Triples (Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean and Darren Burnett) beat New Zealand 15-14

Session 2 – 11.30am:

  • Group Match 3 - Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) beat New Zealand 15-12
  • Group Match 3 – Women’s Singles (Dee Hoggan) beat Falkland Islands 21-5

Session 3 – 3pm:

  • Group Match 2 - Men’s Pairs (Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE) beat Niue 23-10
  • Group Match 3 – Women’s Fours (Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown) beat Australia 16-9
  • Group Match 4 - Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 (Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace) lost to Australia 15-21

Session 4 – 6pm:

  • Group Match 3 - Men’s Pairs (Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE) beat Canada 18-11
  • Group Match 4 - Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) lost to England 7-19

Full Results and Standings here: https://results.birmingham2022.com/#/sports-selection

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