AS most of the country lay sleeping, history was made at the Commonwealth Games as the men's fours picked up gold in the Lawn Bowls. 

Troon's very own Paul Foster, along with Alex 'Tattie' Marshall, Derek Oliver and Ronnie Duncan managed a last end fight back against the home favourites Australia in what was an amazing finale to a wonderful games for all four bowlers. 

The boys were immediately on the backfoot after losing a four and a three in successive ends to go 8-2 down after four ends of the 15 end final. 

Dogged determination saw the favourites hold on to the coat tails of the Aussie Jackaroos but they couldn't quite find that spark of inspiration to go ahead in the game. 

Approaching the last few ends, chances came and went for Marshall's rink before the home foursome picked up a single shot in a measure to lead by two going into a last end shoot-out.

Experience and a steady hand under pressure saw Derek Oliver play one of the shots of the match to lift the jack through to lie two shots and a Paul Foster draw made it three with his Australian counterpart Nathan Rice heavy with both bowls. 

Aron Sherriff, Australia's skip, did not hold back but missed with his first drive down the middle of the rink and Alex Marshall followed this by drawing into the head when he meant to be in the back position. He held his head in his hands as he watched and waited for Sherriff to play his last bowl.

But it wasn't to be for the Aussies as Scotland picked up a four to win the gold by 15 shots to 13. 

This gave both Derek and Ronnie two golds and left them unbeaten for the whole Gold Coast games after they picked up the gold in the triples with Darren Burnett. 

But the limelight shone on Tattie and Paul once again, a fourth gold medal together in the Commonwealth Games and a silver too in the pairs on Monday capped another successful campaign. 

And this meant that Alex Marshall is now Scotland's most decorated athlete of all time with five golds and a silver at Commonwealth Games with Paul joint-second with Allan Wells and Neil Fachie on four golds and a silver. 

Paul said after the final: "What a Commonwealth games for the bowlers, everybody has a medal which is a fantastic achievement, to Derek and Ronnie first Commy games and two gold medals each, absolutely incredible boys and to finish off with gold in fours just sums it up. 

"Coming home with silver and gold and what can I say to Alex Marshall the most decorated Scottish athlete ever, a legend of the game and a first class gentleman and so happy to be a part of his success.

"Well done to all of Team Scotland."