Scots Back To Winning Ways at Men’s World Champs

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Team Scotland managed a change of momentum bouncing back from three losses in a row to secure a much needed win at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championships in Edmonton on the fourth day of action.

Team Murdoch narrowly missed out to Switzerland 5-6 before they secured that confidence boosting 9-5 win over the Netherlands.

British Curling Head Coach Tony Zummack felt the team had recognised the need to impose themselves earlier on in matches as they head into the business end of the week.

“In the game against Switzerland I thought that the boys had started just a wee bit tentatively. Their steal in the first end wasn’t the end of the world and we came back with a two at the second end and at the break the boys had control of the game.

“I thought we played a really good second half, we had really good stone placement and played some big shots. Basically it came down to the last end and we just didn’t get the stones in a great position to be able to get a force on the table to go to an extra end,” Zummack said.

“Unfortunately that is the way it goes, Switzerland is a good team with experience and we came out on the wrong side of that one.

“That was then three losses in a row, however the guys went back at it and had a really strong performance against the Netherlands.

“We were able to capitalise on maybe a lesser experienced team and David and the guys came through quite well and obviously we wanted to turn the momentum around and get back on a winning streak and we have done that.”

Scotland now faces European Champions Team Edin, Sweden’s representatives and double World Champions.

“It’s been a pretty tough stretch for the guys and they play Sweden next and it doesn’t get any easier at a World Championships.

“We have four matches left so we have to go out there and take care of business and not worry about what anyone else is doing. We will just concentrate on ourselves and it is nice to move on from a position of getting a win back on the board.”

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Day 1 – Scotland v Norway 6-9
Day 2 – Scotland v USA 9-4
Day 2 – Scotland v Japan 7-4
Day 3 – Scotland v China 7-9
Day 3 – Scotland v Canada 2-8
Day 4 – Scotland v Switzerland 5-6
Day 4 – Scotland v Netherlands 9-5

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