Singular agony for shooters
Banchory shooter Jonathan Hammond was left smiling through gritted teeth after he and partner Neil Stirton were forced into the bronze-medal position by the Auld Enemy in the 50m rifle 3-position pairs.
Hammond and Stirton finished on 2,308 – the same score as England duo James Huckle and Kenny Parr. But the Scots missed out on silver on the count (an additional target within the maximum 10 target) by a single hit.
And despite taking to the podium on his Commonwealth Games debut, Hammond admitted he was looking for more from his trip to India.
Hammond said: “I had higher hopes, but it's my first games and it's not bad to get a medal right away.
“I'd be lying if I said I didn’t want to beat England. We're all in the Great Britain team together and we all train together, but I definitely wanted to beat England.
“The light was pretty constant and there was hardly any wind. Neil and me are experienced enough to deal with the conditions and we had high hopes – we wanted to give the Indians a run for their money.”
Inverness squash player Alan Clyne fought back from the brink before ultimately going down to Ivan Yuen in the classic plate final.
Clyne looked dead and buried at 2-0 down after losing the first two sets 11-9 and 11-6 before rallying to level up at 2-2 after beating Yuen 11-7 and 11-8.
But he was left to wonder what might have been after letting it slip in the final set to go down 11-9.
He said: “I've beaten him twice before and wanted to do that again but I just don't know what happened today.”