Malawi hang on to beat Scotland

Malawi Queens

Malawi this morning registered their second win at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when they saw off Scotland in a thrilling encounter.

The Malawi Queens fought off a late fightback from Scotland to win 51-50.

The Scottish Thistles started well and ended the first quarter with a 13-12 win.

Malawi Queens
Malawi Queens win against Scotland.

Having lost two of their first three games, the Queens could not afford to lose to Scotland and in the second quarter they showed their quality as they won 16-10 to take a 5 goal lead into the second half.

Scotland were not giving up either. A 13-11 win in the third quarter saw them trailing 36-39 as the teams went into the fourth quarter.

In the last quarter, the Malawi Queens extended their lead to 7 goals but later found themselves leading 51-47.

The Scottish Thistles managed to further cut Malawi’s lead to one goal in the last minutes of the match though the Queens hanged on for a 51-50 victory.

The win means Malawi are third in Pool B with four points.

They remain with one game against Wales but their chances of qualifying to the semifinals are slim since second placed New Zealand have six points and need a win in their next game to advance.