Curling: Scots recover with wins in Canada

Scotland bounced back from their defeat to Canada on Sunday night by beating Switzerland and the Czech Republic on day three of the World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, Canada.

David Murdoch’s team produced a dominant display as they won 7-3 in their morning clash with the Czechs, before being tested by the Swiss later in the day but coming out on top 8-6.

Scotland and Switzerland were tied at 5-5 before skip Murdoch scored a three in the ninth end. Murdoch’s team-mate Tom Brewster said: “That was a big shot. It was worth going for; if we give up one we’re coming home trying to get a two with the hammer, so we felt pretty comfortable being in that position so it was worth going for. We got it right. It was a whole team effort.

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“We were disappointing last night (against Canada). What was most disappointing was that we just didn’t turn up.

“With two more wins today, we’re much more positive. There was a lot more energy about the team. We’ve only lost one game and we’ve got a few wins in the bag, so that’s good.”

Canada have a 100 per cent record through five rounds of games, while Scotland have four wins and a defeat so far.