Robert Paxton beats Greg Harlow in Scottish International Open final

Interviews - Robert Paxton and Greg Harlow

Qualifier Robert Paxton recovered from a first-set loss to beat Greg Harlow in the final of the Scottish International Open in Perth.

Harlow opened with an 11-2 first-set win but Paxton scored a three during the crucial eighth end as he claimed the second 10-2.

And Paxton confirmed his first World Bowls Tour tournament triumph by winning the tie-break 2-0.

"It's nice to have come back after the first set the way I did," said Paxton.

"The way the game went, I thought it was a fantastic game - topsy-turvy sets but, to be honest, neither of us played badly in either set.

"Any three will count in this game, especially towards the end of a set, it's really big."

Harlow said of his display: "I was quite happy with my whole performance throughout the whole game.

"The [first] two sets were very one-sided - it didn't quite feel like that on the rink and I didn't quite pull it off in the tie-break.

"I dropped too many short bowls and Robert just stamped on them and piled his in and I was under all sort of trouble."

Victory boosts Paxton's chance of breaking into the world's top 16.

"I've got one more event left," added Paxton.

"It'd be fantastic if I have made the 16."

Final result

(Q) Robert Paxton (Eng) bt (1) Greg Harlow (Eng) 2-11 10-2 2-0

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