The men’s footballers have done it again this evening at a sunny Blanche Pierre Lane. Ynys Môn took on Bermuda in the semi final of the football tournament and won 2-0. The first goal came from Matt Reynolds after a pullback from Liam Morris. The second goal came from Sam Gregson who was there to put home a rebound from Liam Morris’ saved shot. But the team woud had huge thanks to give Carl Jones in goal. He pulled off two fantastic penalty saves; both down to his right and both from the same opposing player. The second half was a cagey affair. Ynys Môn defended superbly throughout. They had chances to extend the lead, but in the end it was enough and now the men’s football team progress to the final where they will play Jersey at 15:30.
Earlier in the day, the women’s team pulled off a sensational result, beating Jersey 3-2. It was a bad start for the women as they went 2-0 down and were looking disjointed. Jen Cox started an incredible comeback with a superb piece of skill. Mia Ginnelly scrambled home an equaliser before a long free kick from Charlotte Gill fell to the feet of Cerys Gadd who prodded home to give Ynys Môn a 3-2 win. Fifth place is confirmed for the ladies – a record for the side at an official Island Games.
DOM’S DOUBLE DELIGHT
In the sailing, Dominic Breen-Turner picked up a silver medal in the ILCA 6 category. Out on the water today, he finished first and second in races 9 and 10 to confirm his spot on the podium. His results along with those of Michael Thorne, Ryan Seddon and Josh Metcalfe mean that the Ynys Môn sailing team pick up bronze in the Team Event. These two medals for Dom also mean that he is now tied as the most decorated Ynys Môn Island Games competitor of all time with seven medals.
SPORTS ROUND UP
David Tavernor is in a fantastic position going into the final day of shooting action. After three of five rounds, he’s sitting in 1st. The forecast for tomorrow isn’t great, but we’re crossing everything for him! At the other end of the island, Catriona Duffy came agonisingly close to a second medal, finishing 4th in the Women’s English Sporting Individual Final, just two shots behind silver and bronze. Ann Worthington picked up a great 21-17 victory over Alderney in the Indoor Bowls singles event – well done Ann! The badminton team had a decent final day in the badminton hall, reaching the Round of 16 of the mixed doubles with Matt Rankenhohn and Lowri Jones beating Gotland and Isle of Wight opposition in the two previous rounds. Steff Oliver-Smith and Josh Hart also bagged a victory in the Round of 64 before being defeated by Guernsey. The athletics team had a calmer day today with both the 4x100m Women’s team and Men’s 4x400m team qualifying for Friday’s finals. The Women’s 4x100m in the process managed to record a new Ynys Môn record. Patrick Harris finished 4th in the men’s discus final. Our lads in the pool has both got PB’s again in their final events. Competing in the 50m freestyle heats, Hywyn Jones got 27.36 and Elliot McCarrick got 30.09.