Scotland’s Men into Final at World Junior Champs

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Team Mouat earned their place in the final of the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championship in Copenhagen with a brilliant finish to a high quality 1v2 play-off match against the USA.

The Scots had conceded a two at the ninth end to trail 5-4 to Team Dropkin who had beaten them previously on their way to finishing top of the table in the round-robin phase.

However in a match that had not previously seen more than a shot between them at any stage, Bruce Mouat produced a take out and lie for a match-winning three with his final stone.

That meant Mouat and team-mates Bobby Lammie, Gregor Cannon, Angus Dowell and alternate Robin Brydone could relax while the USA faced a do-or-die semi-final meeting with Switzerland’s Team Schwaller after they knocked out Canada’s Team Dunstone, the pre-tournament favourites in the 3v4 match.

A delighted Mouat paid tribute to the performances of both teams as the Scots, most of whom are in their final season as juniors, moved to within one match of their target.

"My guys played unbelievable curling and they (the USA) were awesome too,” he said.

“We were so pumped in the hotel room and we really wanted it.

“Three of us age out and we've really wanted this all season. One more game now."

In the women’s event the USA claimed the first place in the final after Cory Christensen guided her team to victory in their 1v2 match over Canada, who now face a semi-final against surprise package Hungary who beat Korea 12-11 in the 3v4 match, after seeing off Sweden in a tie-breaker earlier in the day.

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