Youth Festival Day Four

Today is team finals day…..and what a day for the U21 Scottish archers.


Our day started with the U18 Recurve Women Gold Team match. This was between Team Carp (Lucy Coutts, Rebecca Edwards, Nicole Latos) V’s Team Wildebeast (Anna Blythe, Isobel Lindsley-Frost, Chole Pink). Team Carp took and early lead  of 2-0 with Wildebeast quickly responding with a 2-2 draw. Again carp and Wildebeast exchanged points for a 4-4 draw where Carp stepped up under the pressure to pull off and amazing one arrow shoot of to win the gold.  Today Kristin Ward’s Team Dolphin also got to collect their well-deserved Bronze.


Next was the U18 Recurve Men Gold Medal Match, between Team Giraffe (Artur Pacut, Ethen McKinney, William Addison) V’s Team Lynx ( Liam Jordan, William Liversidge, Matthew Loughran). Giraffe and Lynx tied on the first end, Giraffe grabbed the second end with 1 point making it 3-1. Giraffe finally won the Gold again on a single point.


The medal ceremony allowed Lucy Coutts to pick up her Bronze medals for the U18 Recurve Mixed Team match.


The U21 Womens Team was very difficult for the supporters as there were Scottish archers in both teams. Team Piglet (Mirran Yule, Rebecca Stevens, Katie Tonkinson) V’s Winnie (Kathleen Morgan, Mollie Perrett, Lauren Rawlings). Team Piglet took and early commanding lead 2-0 with Winnie then taking the next 3 sets to take the Gold.


We moved on to the U21 Recurve Men match with team Poppy (Luke Wheeler, Callum Piggott, Matthew Daniels) V’s team Mikey (Daniel Bowman, Riley Spencer-Nice, Austin Whitmarsh). Poppy took the first four points with Mikey taking the next four to force a shoot off. The nerve bitting finale saw Poppy score a solid three nines to take the Gold.


The final recurve match was the U21 Mixed Recurve with team  Galaxy (Cameron Radigan, Sophie Young) V’s team Sherberts (Andrew Lock, Katie Tonkinson). Team Galaxy strolled into the gold medal position with a straight 6-0 win.


The medal ceremony also gave Cameron Radigan to collect a Bronze in the U21 mens teams and for Luke Wheeler to collect Bronze in the Mixed teams.


Finally Scotland was represented by Team Maggie (Keith Radigan & Louise Basset) V’s Team Bart ( Jessica Pollitt & Grace Coulam). An early equipment malfunction by Keith Radigan put team Maggie on the back foot. With no chance of catching up team Maggie persevered through the match much to the elation of the crowd to valiantly pick up the silver medal.


Richard Radigan

U21 Scotland Team Manager


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