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Scotland beat England for spot in lawn bowls final

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.

Scotland Bowls certainly enjoyed the moment on its official Twitter account, saying: "Mere mortals can only dream of playing the last two bowls of that game by Tattie Marshall".

Marshall himself said: "We hung in there and hung in there and just managed to come away with the win in the end.

"You always feel pressure at that stage of the game but you have always got to back yourself.

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

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

Foster was equally thrilled, and added: "I said, 'If there's one man that can draw that in, then Alex can'. They were the best two bowls I have seen in my life."

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