England bag two shooting golds

Steve Scott, left, and his shooting team-mates were in the medals

Steve Scott, left, and his shooting team-mates were in the medals

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There were two shooting golds and a silver for England in the Commonwealth Games as Steve Scott beat compatriot Matthew French in the double trap.

With Olympic champion Peter Wilson not competing in Glasgow 2014, England's medal hopes rested with Scott, 29 from Sussex, and 33-year-old French of Oxford.

And the duo did not disappoint, hitting 27 out of their 30 targets in the semi-final to go into a three-way shoot-off with India's Asab Mohb to reach the gold-medal match.

Mohb was first to miss, guaranteeing a British one-two and a second gold of the day following Charlotte Kerwood's success in the women's event a couple of hours earlier.

And it was Scott, a pairs winner at Delhi four years ago, who triumphed against Commonwealth rookie French in a final of incredible quality.

Sleep was barely needed by England's Adam Peaty as he followed up his gold medal exploits with another Commonwealth Games record in the 50 metre heats.

The 19-year-old swam 27 seconds flat to beat world-record holder Cameron van der Burgh by 0.39secs and break his own British record for the second time in 14 hours.

He went to bed at 4am in the wake of his 100m breaststroke gold but was up again at 7am - not that it showed.

"I didn't get to sleep until 4am and I got here at 7am, so I only got about three hours' sleep,'' he said.

"I woke up this morning thinking, 'did that really happen?' But I just came back here and gave it my best."

Scotland's 200m gold medallist Ross Murdoch won his heat.

Wales' Jazz Carlin set a new Commonwealth Games record in qualifying for Monday night's 800m freestyle final, 8:22:69, with Hannah Miley and Camilla Hattersley also making the final.

Miley also won her 200m individual heat and Sophie Taylor was the quickest in the 200m breaststroke.

British hopes for a medal at Ibrox were brutally snuffed out as each of the participating home nations lost in the rugby sevens quarter-finals.

Wales led Australia all the way to the death before losing 21-19, England lost 15-14 to Samoa and the hosts were turned over 35-12 by South Africa.

Alex Marshall believes his final shots were the best he had ever played as Scotland beat England in the semi-finals of the men's pairs in the Commonwealth Games lawn bowls.

England trailed 15-14 going into the final end but Marshall - known in the sport as 'Tattie' - used his final two shots of the match to earn a final spot against Malaysia.

It sparked jubilant scenes at a damp Kelvingrove, with Marshall and partner Paul Foster celebrating a win over the Auld Enemy, for whom Andrew Knapper and Sam Tolchard were left stunned.

"I walked up, picked up my bowl, cleaned it and just said, 'Repeat what you have done before'," said Marshall.

"Without a doubt (they were the best of my life)."

Scotland's women were beaten 9-0 by Australia in the preliminary rounds of the hockey, while England fared better in beating Malaysia 5-0.

At the netball, Scotland were beaten 68-26 by Jamaica's Reggae Girlz.

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