Island Games 2015: Archers and cyclists win medals

Lucy O'Sullivan
Jersey's Lucy O'Sullivan took gold in the archery compound from Guernsey's Gen Witham

Guernsey archer Lisa Gray beat team-mate Chantelle Goubert in the recurve head-to-head to take Island Games gold.

Gray prevailed 6-0 in the knockout final, with Goubert taking silver.

Hosts Jersey took top honours in the archery compound event, with Great Britain international Lucy O'Sullivan winning gold, while Guernsey's Gen Witham claimed silver.

In the men's recurve head-to-head, Jersey's Mark Renouf took gold, his first ever Island Games medal.

Hidrio comes back to take silver

Rhys Hidrio
Rhys Hidrio added team silver to his individual silver medal

Jersey's Rhys Hidrio battled back after his chain came off to win a silver medal in the mountain bike criterium.

Hidrio, who was fifth in the cross country after suffering a puncture, could not catch the Isle of Man's Nick Corlett who took gold.

Hidrio helped Howard Greenside, Ollie Lowthorpe, James Patterson and Richard Payne to win team silver.

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Guernsey's James Roe took the bronze medal while he and his teammates Andrew Colver, Geoffrey Gibson, Michael Serafin and Danny Shaw won team bronze.

Guernsey's 16-year-old rider Megan Downton won her first-ever Island Games medal taking bronze in the women's criterium.

She finished behind Western Isles' Kerry and Kirsty Macphee, who had already won gold and silver in the cross-country.

Jersey's team of Jemima Leach, Catherine Liron and Helene Monpetit won team silver while Downton and Heather Despres teamed up to win bronze.

Top marks for Forrest

Natasha Forrest
Forrest is now guaranteed two medals from her home Island Games

Jersey schoolgirl Natasha Forrest produced the best performance of her short career to make the semi-finals of the tennis singles at the Island Games.

The 14-year-old, who is the youngest player in the tournament, knocked out the Isle of Man's number two seed Laura Feely 7-6 3-6 10-8 on Wednesday.

Her place in the semi-final guarantees her a bronze medal to add to the team silver she won on Monday.

"I'm feeling amazing, I really didn't expect it," Forrest told BBC Jersey.

Scott Clayton
Top-seed Scott Clayton lost in the quarter-finals two years ago

Meanwhile, Jersey's men's number one seed Scott Clayton overcame Guernsey's Dom McLuskey 7-6 6-2 to book his place in the last four of the singles.

Guernsey's Pat Ogier beat Jersey's James Connelly in straight sets, 6-3 6-1, in another of the all-Channel Islands quarter-final clashes.

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