Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Mixed Day for Teesside's Paralympians

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Mixed Day for Teesside's Paralympians

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Byline: ADAM STEEL adam.steel@trinitymirror.com @ADAMSTEELGAZ

TEESSIDERS Terry Bywater and Matt Crossen both played well, but they had mixed fortunes on the opening day of the Rio Paralympics.

Redcar's Bywater helped the Great Britain men's medal-hunting wheelchair basketball team record an expected and easy victory in their opening group game against Algeria.

Stockton footballer Crossen went close to scoring twice as Great Britain lost their opening seven-a-side game 2-1 to hosts Brazil.

Experienced forward Bywater, 33, scored 14 points in a one-sided Group B basketball encounter at the Rio Olympic Arena as GB finished 93-31 winners with the help of a 30-2 run in the final quarter.

The two-time Paralympic bronze medallist was set to be back in action today when his side play Iran, with the match due to tip off at 3.45pm UK time.

Crossen hit a post with a well-struck shot after Brazil's footballers charged into a 2-0 lead against GB with goals from Leandro Goncalves do Amaral and Maycon Ferreira de Almeida. …

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