In what has already been a record-breaking Games for Team Scotland, the Women’s Triples Lawn Bowlers have added to the history books by becoming the first Scottish Women’s Triples team to collect silverware at a Commonwealth Games after competing in the final against Australia. It is also the first medal for women’s bowls since 2006, when Triples lead, Kay Moran won silver in the Women’s Pairs with the late Joyce Lindores.
Following a tough game which saw some challenging playing conditions, Caroline Brown, Stacey McDougall and Kay Moran were beaten 21-12 by the home nation meaning they collected the silver medal at tonight’s presentation.
Their success comes just days after Darren Burnett, Ronnie Duncan and Derek Oliver were also the first Men’s Triples team to collect a medal for the same event.
Speaking after the medal ceremony, Caroline said: “It’s great to get another medal up on the board for Team Scotland, and to contribute to our largest overseas Games medal haul. We’ve had so much support both here and back at home and that’s been amazing.
“We knew right from the trial ends that the conditions were going to be challenging, so getting a silver medal is just brilliant.
Stacey added: “It means everything to me. This is my first Commonwealth Games so I’m completely over the moon and delighted to be holding a silver medal.
“The crowd were so supportive, both for us and for Australia. We had a lot of support here with us to counter the masses of Aussie fans, and that definitely helped. We played an excellent game – the best we possibly could have done – and I’m really proud of how we performed.
Kay, who is now a resident of New South Wales but still proudly plays for Scotland, said: “The final was a really tough game. The greens were slightly quicker than they’ve been over the past week so it took us a bit of time to adjust to that – but the conditions really were beautiful and we’re so proud of how we played. We did our best and couldn’t possibly ask for more.”