Commonwealth Games – Day 7 update

Day 7 saw a return to a mixed bag of results. Only 2 of the disciplines were in action – men’s singles and ladies’ triples.

Gary Kelly completed the group games in the singles against Nuie and Canada. After a slow start against a young opponent from Nuie, Kelly turned on the style coming from 14-4 down to win 21-14. His second match was against Ryan Bester of Canada, and the winner would top the group. Kelly produced a five-star performance to beat Bester 21-13. In the quarter-finals tomorrow morning he will face Jason Evans of South Africa.

The Ladies Triples completed their group matches against Australia and in a game that could have gone either way, they eventually lost 19-9. Despite this, they had already qualified for the quarter-finals and were drawn to play the host nation, England. The strong English trio dominated the game from the start, and despite a fight back in the second half of the game from the Northern Irish girls, England secured a comfortable win. This young triple who were all first-timers at the Commonwealth Games, can hold their heads high with their performance. The experience they have gained will mean they will come back stronger the next time.

Ashley Rainey, Courtney Meneely and Chloe Wilson

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