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Paralympic debutant Hugh Nibloe has said his team will not waste time reflecting on what might have been today after the GB quartet narrowly lost out 5-6 to Slovakia before losing their second game, 8-2 to the Neutral Paralympic Athletes in PyeongChang.

“The good thing is that we are straight back on the ice tomorrow morning so there will be no time to sit and dwell on the results and wonder what if?” Nibloe said.

“We’ll go back and hopefully tomorrow we’ll be raring to go again. I don’t want to be sat dwelling on things, so it’s good that we’ll be back here in no time to put things right.”

His team mate, Bobby McPherson is equally determined that after double wins yesterday against Sweden and reigning champions Canada, the team will return to that winning form tomorrow.

“It’s a blip, we showed how we could play in both games yesterday and I’m confident we can be back.

“It was a bad day at the office, we just weren’t executing as well as we know we can but hopefully we’ll get back to firing the way we have done so far.

“We called the game okay, the tactics were right but when it came down to making the shot we weren’t able to make it this time around.

“We just need to pick ourselves up, get a good night’s sleep and get on with it – we know we can play a lot better and we’ve got a chance to quickly turn things around.”

The British rink will take on Germany and the USA tomorrow on day five of the round robin competition hosted at the Gangeung Curling Centre.


Aileen Neilson (Strathaven) - 45
Gregor Ewan (Elgin) - 46
Hugh Nibloe (Stranraer) - 35
Robert McPherson (Bellshill) - 49
Angie Malone MBE (Glasgow) – 52

Schedule (GMT) and results:

Saturday 10 March
5.35am GB v Norway 5-2

Sunday 11 March
12.35am GB v Switzerland 4-7
10.35am GB v Finland 9-2

Monday 12 March
5.35am GB v Sweden 6-1
10.35am GB v Canada 8-1

Tuesday 13 March
5.35am GB v Slovakia 5-6
10.35am GB v Neutral Paralympic Athletes 2-8

Wednesday 14 March
12.35am GB v Germany
5.35am GB v USA

Thursday 15 March
12.35am GB v Korea
10.35am GB v China

Friday 16 March
12.35am Tie breaker (if required)
6.35am Semi finals

Saturday 17 March
12.35am Bronze medal game
5.35am Gold medal game


Photos: WCF – Celine Stucki

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