Glasgow 2014: Midlothian competitors in action

Lasswade Athletics Club member Guy Learmonth (left)
Lasswade Athletics Club member Guy Learmonth (left)

Danderhall’s Davie Peacock and his teammates in the men’s bowls fours survived a scare last night while Aileen Davis from Bonnyrigg and her Scotland hockey side went down fighting in their decisive group match against England this morning.

Peacock’s fours team came from 11-0 down to beat Fiji 17-15 in a thrilling encounter at Kelvingrove. Second-placed Scotland take on group leaders Wales at 3.45pm today in the final group D match. Both sides are on nine points with three wins each, however defeat for either side could allow Fiji into one of the two qualifying places for a place in the quarter-finals.

And, at Glasgow Green this morning Scotland went down fighting against the auld enemy in their final group match. England, who only needed a draw to qualify, had raced into a 2-0 lead, but Scotland hit back before half-time. And despite some great chances in the second half to turn the game on its head, England held on to book their place in the semi-finals. Scotland will now take part in play-offs to determine their final placing.

Meanwhile, Lasswade athlete Guy Learmonth is in action this evening at 8.55pm when he races for a place in the final of the 800 metres. However after running against the middle-distance legend that is David Rudisha of Kenya in his qualifying heat, the Scot is up against the Olympic champion again in the semi. Learmonth will race in lane eight at Hampden Park and will have to break his personal best of 1.46.85 to qualify for Thursday’s final.

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