Gold Coast 2018: Day five sees a silver and a bronze coming for Team Scotland

Two medals came for Team Scotland on day five of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The double means that Scotland have 25 medals heading into day six on Tuesday.

At Broadbeach Bowls Club, the men’s pairs played Wales in the final, battling hard but losing the game in the last end.

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster were neck-and-neck for the entire game, but Marshall’s last bowl was unsuccessful in moving Wales from their winning position, seeing the Scots go down 12-10.

Marshall said: “It was a great final, but we’re obviously a bit disappointed. We dominated the first 10 or 11 ends, Paul played some great bowls and I made a few good conversions. Wales came out really strong in the second half and it was the last few bowls which won the game.

“We came here to defend our title and while walking away with a silver medal isn’t the result we wanted, it’s still a brilliant result for Scotland.”

Foster added: “Wales were confident throughout and both teams really stuck in there right up until the last bowl was played. Naturally we are a little disappointed, but we put up a great defence of our title and I’m glad we got to the final.”

Bowls pair silver

Frank Baines brought Team Scotland’s gymnastics  medal tally to three when he carried off a stunning performance to bag bronze on the parallel bars.

“I knew that I had a chance at a medal if I came out here and performed consistently. I’m really happy with what I did out there and it’s always incredible to win a medal – that shows my hard work has paid off.

“Competing at my second Commonwealth Games has been an amazing experience and I went out there and did my best, so to be rewarded with a second medal is a great feeling. Contributing to what looks like it’s going to be Team Scotland’s most successful overseas Games is also pretty special.

“It’ll be nice to relax with the coaches, teammates and family over the next couple of days now that the hard work has been done!”

Hockey goal

Meanwhile, after a defeat and a draw in their opening two games, Scotland’s women’s hockey players secured an impressive 5-0 victory over Ghana.

Playing high tempo hockey, the team showed tenacity and poise in front of goal to score some good goals and set-up a crunch match against Australia on Tuesday.

Thanks to Team Scotland/Jeff Holmes for the photos