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Billy Sharp was on target for Nottingham Forest SEAN O DRISCOLL has turned his back on any more temporary arrivals at the City Ground.
He reckons he already has more than enough loanees but two of them Daniel Ayala and Billy Sharp helped make a mockery of Cardiff’s high league position.
The Welsh side started the day a point ahead of all their rivals but suffered their biggest defeat of the season.
Forest’s Andy Reid was flattened by Kevin McNaughton on the edge of the box but Reid picked himself up and smashed an inch-perfect free kick over the wall and into the net to give Forest a 25th minute lead.
Then Reid turned provider, setting up Ayala’s first Forest goal.
Sub Radoslaw Majewski split the Cardiff defence with a through ball for Sharp to arrow his shot into the far corner.
Heidar Helguson sparked a late Cardiff rally with an acrobatic strike over his right shoulder and Tommy Smith thumped a shot against the post.
Forest boss O Driscoll said: The third goal was probably the best.
Billy Sharp scores goals and I hope he’s on the start of a good run.
The third goal gave us a mountain to climb Cardiff’s Malky Mackay said: We lost goals at crucial times.
They got a fantastic goal from Andy Reid and that settled them down.
The third goal gave us a mountain to climb.
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It is another day at the Paralympics and the golds just keep on coming to keep the Royal Mail stamp designers busy.
The first gold of the day took the total for the Paralympic Games to 20, or two bullseyes for the winner of number 20. It wasn’t a tense matter of would Britain win gold in the compound archery final at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich, but which one would win gold. Defending champion Dani Brown was up against Mel Clarke. It came down to the last arrow with Clarke needing a 10 to wrest the title from her British team mate, but she shot a seven her worst of the final to leave Brown as the champion once more. It is still an improvement for Clarke who took bronze in Beijing. She’ll get her gold post box in Lothersdale, Yorkshire.
The Lancastrians didn’t have to wait long for a bit of roses balance. The next gold was over to the pool in the women’s 100m backstroke S8 where Heather Frederiksen (a bit of a Becky Adlington lookalike) took gold in 1:17.00, ahead of hotly tipped American Jessica Long. It was a defense of the title she won in Beijing, though in the other three events she medaled at in Beijing, Long had won gold. Frederiksen had been an able bodied swimmer before an accident in an open water event caused her a nervous disorder. She’ll bring a gold post box to Leigh.
Where else would the next one come from but over at Greenwich Park in the Dressage and Sophie Christiansen in Grade 1A became a triple gold medalist with her freestyle dressage. Another gold post box for Sophie heading to Maidenhead.
Then in the Olympic Stadium David Weir stepped up for the second of his gold medals in the men’s 1500m T54. He played in very well strategically, always sitting in the top three but ready to take it on from the bell and from that point he was never headed.
Larry Godfrey will line-up in the last 16 of the men’s archery after two dominant wins at Lord’s on Monday.
The Bristolian bowman, who placed fourth in the individual ranking round, swept aside Bangladeshi Emdadul Haque Milon 6-0 in front of a raucous crowd in the round of 64.
After picking up Team GB’s first archery match win of London 2012, He then upped his game again to claim a 7-1 victory over Juan Rene Serrano.
Milon was a modest opponent in the first match, shooting a three and two fives in his nine arrows.
But Godfrey kept his focus high and shot 84 from a possible 90 to take all three sets by handsome margins.
Godfrey would have been expecting to faced Italy’s Marco Galiazzo next but the man who edged him in the semi-final of the Athens Games eight years ago struggled to read conditions and was beaten 6-2 by Serrano.
Comfort By the time Godfrey arrived back on the range for his second match he was well at ease, waving enthusiastically to all four corners.
But his first arrow went wide left for a disappointing seven, with Serrano firing eight in response.
Godfrey hit back with a centre gold and a nine and Serrano could not match him, falling 2-0 behind.
The second set was tense, both men shooting 29 from a possible 30.
Each man started with 10 and nine and when the Mexican hit a second maximum Godfrey needed to match him to halve the set.
He nervelessly picked out the boss with his last shot to take a 3-1 lead.
Spurred on by the crowd, Godfrey sent his next two shots sailing into the inner ring, allowing him to claim another set despite ending with a wide seven.
At 5-1 in front he needed only to tie the next three arrows to progress but he went one better.
He again shot 29, finishing up with a pair of 10s to edge Serrano by one.
That took his tally for the match to seven 10s in 12 attempts.
This time he celebrated victory with a couple of mock cricket shots, a dyed yellow streak of hair calling to mind Kevin Pietersen.
Favourite South Korea’s Im Dong-hyun, who is favourite for individual Olympic gold, also moved into the last 16 at Lord’s.
The top seed needed just nine arrows to ease to a 6-0 win over bottom seed Emanuele Guidi in the Olympic round but was run much closer by Chinese Taipei’s Wang Cheng-pang in the round of 32.
He eventually took a 6-4 win but his scoring was far more erratic than usual, especially when he dropped six points in the fourth set.
Sharp-shooter Jennifer McIntosh BRITAIN’S marksmen missed the target yesterday as the men’s archers and 10m rifle shooter Jennifer McIntosh both crashed out in the early stages of their events.
McIntosh, the youngest member of Team GB’s shooting team at 21, was eliminated in the qualifying round at the Royal Artillery Barracks as China’s Yi Siling took the first gold of the Games.
And Lord’s later delivered its first Olympic gold medal, when Italy beat USA 219-218 in the final of the men’s team competition thanks to a maximum from the final arrow, after Britain had been wiped out 223-212 by ninth seeds Ukraine in the morning round of 16.
The margin of the defeat led to some soul-searching for the British team, who have to pick themselves up in time for the individual event which starts tomorrow.
Britain’s Larry Godfrey said: 223 is a good score but 212 is not our level, so we need to sit down and work out what happened.
The Ukrainian guys got it right from the first arrow.
223 is a good score but 212 is not our level, so we need to sit down and work out what happened.
The Ukrainian guys got it right from the first arrow Britain’s Larry Godfrey Godfrey, from Bristol, had hoped his team would be inspired by the spirit of WG Grace at the home of cricket but it was the Italians who made their own piece of sporting history under the curious gaze of Old Father Time.
Siling, the world No1, had earlier delivered China’s first gold, with McIntosh 36th on her Olympic debut.
She will be back for the 50m three positions event on Saturday.
The Scot said: I felt I performed really well.
This is my first Olympic Games and I don t think I could have done any more.
The atmosphere was incredible.
The first time I heard the cheers I thought, are those cheers for me? Are they going to cheer every one of my shots? And they did.
They really got me through that event.
I was blown away by it all.
The smile probably won t come off my face for a week.
I m on cloud nine.
McIntosh finished two places behind the heavily pregnant Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi of Malaysia, who competed despite being due to give birth in September.neil squires
Simon Terry, pictured, Larry Godfrey and Alan Wills crashed out in the first round Great Britain’s hopes of a men’s archery team medal ended at the first hurdle as they were beaten by Ukraine at Lord’s.
Having ranked in eighth place on Friday, they had a first-round assignment against ninth seeds Ukraine.
But despite being a close match on paper Larry Godfrey, Simon Terry and Alan Wills went down 223-212 to Viktor Ruban, Dmytro Hrachov and Markiyan Ivashko.
The home team shot just five maximums in their 24 attempts, compared to their opponents’ 11.
Great Britain were placed just ahead of their opponents in the ranking round, shooting a combined total of 1994 to Ukraine’s 1992 but a tough contest was always likely, with 2008 Olympic champion Ruban and world number three Hrachov both in the Ukrainian team.
All three British archers hit nines with their first shot, but Terry made an early mistake when his second arrow scored just seven.
Godfrey raised a big cheer when he scored his side’s first bullseye but after the first end of six shots, Ukraine had opened a four-point lead.
A seven from Wills and three eights in a row to close the second end left Great Britain struggling as three 10s from six arrows put Ukraine in front by 10 at the halfway mark.
With six arrows remaining per team, the hosts needed something special to get through but Terry started with an eight.
Two 10s and a closing eight from Godfrey left GB with a score 212, a score that Ukraine passed with one shot remaining.
I came here to win two medals and now one has gone,” said British number one Godfrey, who is ranked fourth for the singles competition.
“I thought we did everything right.
We prepared right and practised well.
Everything has been brilliant, apart from the match…unfortunately that’s what happens in archery sometimes.
“The Ukrainian guys got it right from the first arrow and I think it took us a long time to get adjusted.
I don’t understand why we were sending arrows high but I don’t think we had a single arrow underneath the gold.
I felt I shot great arrows, but it’s one of those things.
It’s done, it’s over.”