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Kent athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day 3 - Saturday, July 26

26 July 2014
by Alex Hoad
Saturday is one of the quietest days of the Games for Kent athletes, but we do have interest in the lawn bowls and rugby sevens competitions.
 
Canterbury-born Sian Gordon and the England Fours team were back in action this morning and made it three straight wins with a nail-biting 15-14 win over South Africa.
 
The victory booked England's place in this afternoon's quarter-finals, as winners of Section D, where they were drawn against the same opponents.
 
However despite winning four of the first five ends by a single shot, and opening up an 8-1 lead after eight ends, the South Africans fought back, winning the ninth by two shots and then recording four shot and three shot wins on the 10th and 11th to go 10-8 ahead.
 
England pulled one back on the 12th but went down 12-10 after 15 ends, as South Africa booked a semi-final against the hosts Scotland.
 
We also have some interest in the rugby sevens competition which begins at Ibrox, the home of Rangers FC.
 
It's been 20 years since John Brake turned out for the black and amber of Canterbury RFC as an under-7s player, but the 26-year-old former Northampton Saints star credits the Merton Lane club with a big part in his development.
 
England begin their campaign with a 57-0 win against Sri Lanka and Brake notched a try as his side beat Uganda 40-0 to set-up their clash with old foes Australia in the penultimate game of the day.
 
Both teams had already qualified for Sunday's quarter-finals, but despite taking a fist-half lead, two second-half sin-binnings cost England dear as Australia came back to win 15-7.
 
England face dangerous Samoa in the last-eight while Australia take-on Wales.
 
Trinidad & Tobago hockey stars Kwan Browne and Mickel Pierre of Canterbury HC could not prevent an 8-0 defeat against New Zealand in their second group game this morning.
 
For live updates throughout the day follow @AlexHoadKOL on twitter.
 

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