Team Scotland squash quartet progress at Gold Coast 2018

Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban progressed to the last 16 of the Men’s Doubles at the Commonwealth Games after going unbeaten in Pool B.

The Scots followed up their 11-4, 11-4 win over Zambia on Tuesday with an equally impressive win today (Wednesday) over Guyana at Oxenford Studios on the Gold Coast.

Clyne and Lobban proved too strong for Jason Ray Khalil and Sunil Seth, winning 11-3, 11-3.

The Scottish pair are next due on court at 6pm local time (9am UK time) on Thursday against Trinidad and Tobago.

Clyne said: “It’s all coming together. This is the big goal,” with Lobban adding, “It would be the pinnacle of both our careers. We’re hoping to get the gold.”

Lisa Aitken and Kevin Moran, seeded ninth, are also through to the last 16 of the Mixed Doubles competition.

After winning their opening Pool H match on Tuesday against the Caymen Islands they faced Indian eighth seeds Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu to determine who topped the group.

It was India who claimed the victory in two very tight games, 11-10, 11-8 and means Aitken and Moran take on England’s Jenny Duncalf and Adrian Waller (7) on Thursday at 1.10pm local time (4.10am UK time) on court 3.

Moran, who’s pictured below following his win in the Classic Plate final competition last week, said: “We didn’t come here to just reach the last 16 or the top eight.

“We’ve proved our quality coming into this event so there’s no reason for us to think otherwise.

“We’re really going to go for it.”

Alison Thomson and Lisa Aitken narrowly missed out on a spot in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Doubles after a brilliant ‘winner takes all’ Pool B clash against England’s Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry who won silver in the singles.

The Scottish duo won the first game 11-9, producing some spectacular shots, before losing the next two 11-8, 11-7 but can hold their heads high after this enthralling 50 minute contest in the Oxenford Studios show court.

Earlier on Wednesday, Thomson and Aitken made light work of Eilidh Bridgeman and Caroline Laing from the Caymen Islands winning 11-2, 11-2 having lost in a really tough group to England’s Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters (2) 11-10, 11-4 on Tuesday. Unbeaten Waters and Duncalf went through as group winners.

Full doubles draw and results, click here.