Connelly loses out in Gold Coast wrestling opener

Ross Connelly (pic by Jeff Holmes)
Ross Connelly (pic by Jeff Holmes)

Cumbernauld's Ross Connelly went out of the Commonwealth Games wrestling competition at the first time of asking.

The Abronhill teenager, a member of the Tryst Lions Club, was unfortunate to land a tough draw in the 57kg competition on Australia's Gold Coast.

He was beaten on points by Sri Lanka's Divoshan Charles Fernando.

The Games are also over for Stepps boxer Nathaniel Collins.

The 21-year-old came up against home favourite Harry Garside in his 60kg quarter-final. But despite Collins acquitting himself well, it was the Australian fighter who got the judges' verdict to move through to the semi-finals.

Collins had won his first fight with a majority 3-2 decision over Nauru's Colan Caleb earlier in the week.