Tassie Juniors in the hunt for 3 medals so far

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Lachlan Sims and Josh Appleyard have assured themselves of a medal claiming top spot in their section with a 16-11 victory over the highly fancied Queensland outfit in the boys pairs.  Sims and Appleyard will now meet South Australia at 8.30am in the morning to fight it out in the gold and silver medal playoff. 
Trailing by 1 with four ends to go the young tigers claimed a 5 to hit the front by 4.  The boys then dropped a 1 the next end and were 3 down at the head on the penultimate end, with coach Tom O’Brien nervously wearing a patch in the grass on the bank Sims held his nerve and drew a massive bowl to the ditch.  To give them a good buffer going into the last.
The boys triples team of Mitch Banks, Julian Brown and Will Coad have narrowly missed out on topping their section on a count back by 6 shots.  However they have secured themselves a chance to fight for bronze in tomorrows finals when they take on South Australia also at 8.30am.
Makayla Gibson looked like she was headed for gold when she took a 12-0 lead against Queensland in the girls singles, however the young Queenslander steadied herself and got into a rhythm before fighting back to win 15-21.  Gibson will now also give it her best to win bronze tomorrow in her finals match.
The final round of the girls pairs and triples and boys singles and fours are currently underway with more medal opportunities on offer this afternoon.