IT was business as usual for Crossgates boccia player Kieran Steer as he made an impressive return to form.

Following his recent marriage to wife Cat last month, he made his comeback to international boccia at the Czech International Open.

Playing alongside fellow Scot Ross Munro, they performed strongly in the pairs competition and finished in fourth place.

The duo defeated Germany and the Czech Republic but lost out to a second Czech team during qualification.

Eventually, the Scots went down to Germany in the bronze medal match.

In the individual competition, Steer topped his qualifying group with three wins in a tough section.

Steer’s scores were 8-1, 3-2 and 10-1.

At the quarter-final stage, Steer lost out to an opponent that he felt “deserved to win”.

Steer was impressed with his return to international level but admits that, despite his strong performances, he still has a “long way to go” before he can once again challenge the best BC4 boccia players.

Richard Brickley OBE, said: “This was an impressive start to his international comeback and all of us in Disability Sport Fife (DSF) wish him continued success in his quest to win back a place in the GB team.”

Steer had previously returned to competitive action last October after taking time out following the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016, in which he reached the semi-finals of the mixed pairs competition.

And in March this year he became the first recipient of the DSF bursary.