COUNTY Press sports editor Clare Newman is reporting live today (Tuesday) from the NatWest Island Games with the latest updates.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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22.15: We are yet to hear any news from the men's road race cycling event, so we conclude our service today. The IW is fourth in the medal table, with 11 golds, six silver and six bronze. Come back tomorrow with more updates on IW fortunes in the NatWest Island Games.
20.42 - CYCLING: We are waiting for the result of the men's road race. Two IW riders were in the leading pack.
20;41 - ATHLETICS: Joe Wade storms to victory in an exciting 800m final at the Fairway Sports Centre. He won gold in an unofficial time of 1.51.59.
20.40 - FOOTBALL: IW are 3-1 up with around five minutes left. Two goals from Iain Seabrook and one from Scott Jones.
19.42 - FOOTBALL: The IW men are 2-0 up against Gibraltar in their final group match, Scott Jones one of the scorers from the penalty spot.
19.41 - BASKETBALL: The IW men lose their final group match 100-49 against Menorca.
19.40 - SWIMMING: The Island's two relay teams fail to medal at Medina Leisure Centre, with the men's 4x50m freestyle team finishing fifth, and the ladies' 4x50m medley team coming sixth.
19.39 - ATHLETICS: Garry Newton has made the cut in the men's discus, while teenager Tayler Canning, 15, came seventh in her first ever 100m hurdles final.
18.28 - ATHLETICS: Lucy Rann wins her second medal of the games, a silver in the shot putt, with a throw of 11.42m.
18.26 - SWIMMING: It's gold for Darren Mew, his second in as many days, and its silver for Mikael Popov, in the men's 50m breaststroke. Darren did it in 28.37, just outside his games record, while Mikael did it in 30.55.
18.17 - BASKETBALL: Menorca lead the IW 53-30 at half time.
18.13 - SWIMMING: Paige Critchley comes fourth in the final of the women's 200m breaststroke, in a time of 2.41.79. Darren Mew and Mikael Popov soon in the 50m breaststroke finals.
18.12 - GOLF: The IW hold an immense lead at the top of the team results at the end of the first round. Their combined score of 228 is 13 shots ahead of second-placed Gotland.
18.04 - TENNIS: Jonny Foulkes has reached the last 16 of the men's singles after defeating Nikhil Jha of the Cayman Islands in straight sets. He will play Bermudan Gavin Manders.
17.59 - ATHLETICS: Another big night of finals is about to start at the Fairway Sports Centre, starting with the ladies' shot putt where Natalie Mumberson and Lucy Rann are throwing.
17.56 - SHOOTING: Matt Reed and Tony Elgar come fifth in the men's team 10m air pistol final. Matt was fourth overall with his score of 553, equalling his personal best.
17.55 - BADMINTON: Chris Massey goes out at the quarter-final stage of the men's singles, losing 2-0 to Aksel Poulsen. Ian Walder went out in the last 16.
16.20 - GOLF: With only a few men to come in at Freshwater, Brandon Thompson is still the course leader on 66. In the ladies, Sophie Beardsall still leads on 73.
16.16 - BADMINTON: Chris Massey is through to the quarter-finals of the men's singles, after beating the Isle of Man's Neil Harding 24-22, 14-21, 21-11. He plays Aksel Poulsen of the Faroe Islands next.
16.12 - FOOTBALL: We've just heard that the IW ladies will not go through as previously thought. Because the IW had one more team in their group, their win over Hitra was disregarded, meaning that, instead of finishing on five points, they finish on two, and cannot go further in the competition. They have a playoff match later in the week to decide final placing.
16.07 - FOOTBALL: IW draw 2-2 with Jersey and, by our calculations, are through to the semi-finals as best runners-up with five points. But to reach the final, they will need to beat the expected winners of their own group, Aland, on Thursday.
|Ben Gibson out on the water. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
15.43 - SAILING: Five races into the Laser Standard event and Paul Bowen is ninth, and Ben Gibson is 12th.
15.38 - FOOTBALL: The IW ladies are drawing 2-2 with Jersey with a few minutes left, a draw would leave the IW on five points in their group, which could well be enough to put them through as best runner-up.
15.08 - SHOOTING: It's another gold for the IW, and another gold for Richard Wilson. The Shanklin rifleman takes the 50m prone rifle individual title with a score of 595, we're not sure if that is a record yet or not. Paul Cotton is joint eighth.
14.57- SQUASH: Alex Phillips is flying the flag for the IW in the men's singles, as he makes the third round by beating the Cayman Islands's Malton Blair in straight games.
14.48 - FOOTBALL: BREAKING NEWS - Rhodes are suspended from men's football with immediate effect and for the 2013 and 2015 NatWest Island Games as well, as a consequence of their behaviour at last night's match against Jersey. Tonight's match against Menorca has been cancelled.
14.45 - FOOTBALL: The IW ladies are 2-1 up against Jersey in their vital group match at Cowes Sports FC. They need to win to have a chance of making the semi-finals.
14.42 - FOOTBALL: We are still awaiting the statement on the Rhodes situation.
14.41 - SHOOTING: Matt Reed and Ted Allen come seventh in the 25m centre fire team event.
14.40- GOLF: The ladies are back out on the course.
|IW ladies basketball team in blue. From left, Rebecca Healey, Danielle Long and Rebecca Kenshole. Picture by Robin Crossley.
13.48 - SHOOTING: More medals at Sainham as Dan Bishop takes gold in the individual sporting event, while Lee Pitman takes bronze. In the ladies' event, Karen Sowerby takes bronze as well.
13.34 - BASKETBALL: IW ladies lose 70-32 to Bermuda in the group stages.
13.28 - GOLF: Brandon Thompson has shot a 66 at Freshwater Bay Golf Club in the men's competition. Chris Reed shot 77 and Darren Masterton shot 74.
13.23 - FOOTBALL: A statement about Rhodes' football team is due at 2pm.
13.22 - GOLF: All the ladies' golfers are in, waiting for the storm to pass. Two IW players have already finished the first round. Sophie Beardsall is the leader on 73, with Emma Powell scoring 76, four over par.
13.00 - GOLF & TENNIS: Rain has stopped play at the tennis and golf.
11.31 - TENNIS: Reegan Greenwood through to the last 16 of the ladies' singles with a straight sets win over Vendela Hansson, of Gotland.
11.25 - SWIMMING: Darren Mew and Mikael Popov both qualify for the final of the men's 50m breaststroke, in the first and third fastest times respectively. Claire Grundy also qualifies in the ladies' 50m butterfly.
11.23 - TABLE TENNIS: IW are beaten 4-0 by the Faroe Islands so finish sixth in the play-offs.
11.08 - TENNIS: Linda Jones has made the last 16 of the ladies' singles' competition, defeating Eva Moynihan 6-0, 6-0, at Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Hannah Price, however, is knocked out in straight sets.
11.06 - BADMINTON: IW junior champion Chris Massey has made the last 16 of the men's singles, without lifting his racket. He had a bye in the first round, before his opponent, Jersey's Alex Hutchings, pulled out.
|Paige Critchley in the pool. Picture by Robin Crossley.
11.01 - SWIMMING: Paige Critchley has qualified for the final of tonight's ladies' 200m breaststroke with the third fastest time from the heats, of 2.41.51.
10.58 - SAILING: Results from yesterday's Laser Radials have just reached us. Robbie Southwell is still ninth overall, with James McMillan 17th. Guernsey sailor Andrew Bridgman is leading.
10.55 - FOOTBALL: Rumours of fisticuffs at the match at St George's Park between Jersey and Rhodes. A statement from the games' technical committee is imminent...
10.52 - TABLE TENNIS: The IW table tennis team are currently locked in battle with the Faroe Islands to decide who will be fifth in the team event.
10.51 - SQUASH: The IW's great form in the squash seems to be continuing this morning. All the IW ladies are through to the next round of the single's competition, as are all the men bar Adam Dominey, who is yet to play.
09.30: Good morning and welcome to Tuesday's live coverage of the NatWest Island Games. We're starting the Downend range of the shooting, where two more IW medal hopes are in action. Matt Reed, bronze medallist from yesterday, is in the centre fire pistol, while Richard Wilson is in the 50m prone rifle. Paul Cotton is also competing in this event.
• Full reports and more pictures from the NatWest Island Games in the Friday, July 1, County Press.