ALISON MERRIEN agonisingly lost the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Women's World Matchplay bowls final at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk this afternoon 2-1 in a tiebreak.
The Guernsey star lost the first set 11-7 to English opponent Rebecca Field, who had opened up an 8-0 lead after just four ends.
However, Merrien hit back to win the second set 10-8 and force the best-of-three-ends tiebreak.
The Sarnian then took the opening end of the tiebreak, but Field responded to take the next two and with them the title.
Report and reaction in Friday's Guernsey Press