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.