Another win for Qld’s boys in Darwin
Convincing wins in the singles and triples, and a draw in the pairs, edge Qld’s boys closer to victory at the national championships. Queensland’s boys have clocked up two more wins and a draw, on Day 2 of the 2014 Australian Under-18 Championships in the Northern Territory.
Nic Gosley backed up his Day 1 heroics with another impressive singles win at Darwin’s Nightcliff Bowls Club, beating Tasmania’s Joe Thomas with flair.
The game was all tied up at 10-10 before Gosley finally found his range, the Queenslander keeping Thomas scoreless for the remainder of the match, as he blazed to an 11-shot win, 21-10.
Watching from the sidelines, state coach Bill Cornehls was proud of how his teen prodigy’s performed.
“He really powered through without dropping another end,” Cornehls said.
Gosley was back in action this afternoon, teaming up with newcomer Jacob Nelson in the pairs.
The duo fell behind early, but clawed their way back into the game, picking up two on the last end to scratch out a 16-all draw and keep Queensland title hopes ticking along.
“I played pretty well in the singles, but I could have been better in the pairs,” said Gosley, who is competing at his third national championships.
“We’re hoping to go well at this year’s championships, but anything can happen.”
Jake Rynne, Jesse Turnbull and Hayden Vogler, all experienced in the QLD v NSW test series, but new to the national championships, stared down Tasmania in the triples this afternoon, pulling off the win they lacked yesterday, 20-16.
The last round of sectional play is tomorrow, with teams playing off for medals on Thursday (October 2).
Still to come this afternoon is the girls’ singles and the boys’ fours.
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PICTURE: Nic Gosley (courtesy of Bowls Australia)