Great Bowls of Fire! Scotland Win Record Number of Golds


Kelvingrove enjoyed beautiful sunshine today – pic courtesy of Dan Galbraith & Yan Huckendubler

28 July, 2014 (ISN) Scotland’s Alex Marshall and Paul Foster have more reasons to celebrate than most today, not only have they won gold in the men’s pairs final at the Lawn Bowls Centre at sun-kissed Kelvingrove but they have also pushed Scotland’s gold medal tally to 12 – a new record for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

It looked like a fairly simple victory for the duo, defeating Fairul Izwan Abd Muin and Muhammed Hizlee Abdul Rais of Malaysia 20-3 earlier today with the Scots producing some stunning shots in front of a packed crowd.

Alex Marshall Foster

Marshall & Foster have pushed Team Scotland into new territory – pics courtesy of Glasgow 2014

Marshall is only the second man to take three or more Commonwealth Games gold medals in lawn bowls after England’s David Bryant who won 5.

Scotland won all four of its matches in section A and had a relatively easy win over New Zealand in the quarter final before finally seeing off England in a closely matched semi-final that finished 16-15.

Team Scotland now have 31 medals and need only another two to match the 33 won in Edinburgh in 1986.

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