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Wales bounce back against Ireland

  • Wales narrowly lead Ireland after morning foursomes
  • England in front against Scotland at mid-way point on day two

Wales hold a slender 2-1 advantage over defending champions Ireland after the morning foursomes on the second day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Little Aston.

The Irish came into the match with a 6-3 victory over Scotland on a weather-hit opening day but they found the young Welsh side a much tougher nut to crack.

Wales bounce back

The Welsh had lost 8-1 to England on the opening day but they bounced back in style against the Irish.

Lucy Jones and Ffion Tynan got their first point of the day when they beat Sara Byrne and Valerie Clancy 3&1 in the opening foursomes.

 Irish pair Lauren Walsh and Beth Coulter beat Carys Worby and Ffion Evans 3&2 in the second game but Caitlin Evans-Brand and Ffion Vineall gave the Welsh a 2-1 lead going into this afternoon’s six singles matches with a 4&3 win over Rachel Thompson and Maeve Rooney.

England edge Scotland

In the second match of the day the strong English team beat Scotland 2-1 to give themselves a great chance to go into the final day with a one hundred percent record.

The English were still without gastroenteritis victim Amelia Williamson but in her absence the other six members of the team did their country proud.

Hollie Muse and Samantha Fuller got the English off to a great start when they beat Hazel MacGarvie and Jillian Farrell 5&3 in the opening foursomes.

Hannah Screen and Martha Lewis doubled the advantage with a win by the same margin over Louise Duncan and Hannah Darling before the young pairing of Molly Richmond and Kirsty Brodie repaired some of the damage with a 3&1 win over Lily May Humphreys and Emily Price.