Scottish International Open: Nick Brett beats Paul Foster in final

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Englishman Nick Brett fought back to beat defending champion Paul Foster in the final of the Scottish International Open in Perth.

In a repeat of last year's final, Scotsman Foster took the opening set 7-5.

Brett forced a tie-break by winning the second set and triumphed in the deciding three ends to claim a 5-7 9-6 2-1 victory.

"I had to hang on a long way," said a delighted Brett.

"We both missed a couple of first bowls and conversions. I just managed to get a couple at the end."

The win means Brett has become the provisional world number two, with Foster the current number one.

Reflecting on his defeat, Foster said: "I'm just disappointed, I never turned up today.

"Take nothing away from Nicky, he played a lot brilliant shots when he needed to.

"[He] deserved it in the end and he's a true champion. I really wish him all the very best. Well done, Nicky.

"You can't win everything. It's more my performance I'm disappointed in."

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