Glasgow 2014: Delight turns to despair for Midlothian athletes

Scottish hockey player, Aileen Davis, from Bonnyrigg
Scottish hockey player, Aileen Davis, from Bonnyrigg

After a winning start to the 2014 Commonwealth Games Midlothian’s athletes suffered a miserable weekend in Glasgow.

Aileen Davis from Bonnyrigg was part of the Scotland women’s hockey team which was thrashed 9-0 by Australia at Glasgow Green yesterday. That leaves Davis and her teammates with one win and one loss in Pool B, with matches against Wales later today (4pm) and the auld enemy England on Wednesday at 9am to determine whether or not they take one of the top two spots needed to qualify for Friday’s semi-finals.

And on the bowling green at Kelvingrove Danderhall’s Davie Peacock was part of the triples team which crashed out at the quarter-finals stage on Saturday, beaten 19-12 by Northern Ireland - who lost in this morning’s final against South Africa. His much-fancied team had just lost their final group game earlier that day against Wales, following an impressive start the previous two days, when they won all three of their opening matches.

But Peacock couldn’t dwell on the disappointing exit on Saturday as he was back in action on Sunday, this time for Scotland’s fours team, defeating Niue 22-9 in their opening section D match. Their second of four group matches takes place today at 5.45pm against Kenya.

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