MIXED DAY FOR SCOTS ON DAY THREE OF EUROPEAN CHAMPS

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Scotland’s men had mixed results on day three of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in Sweden. 

Team Paterson who are defending Scotland’s title in the event, bounced back from their first loss in the tournament yesterday, with an emphatic 9-3 win over the Netherlands this morning. However their second game of the day proved to be a much tighter affair and despite taking their opponents Denmark all the way to an extra end, they lost out 5-6 to finish the day on three wins and two losses overall. Tomorrow they play Germany, who currently match Scotland’s record in the championships on three wins and two losses, and England who have registered just one win so far against Norway.

“After the disappointment of losing our game yesterday, we had a good chat and we talked about all the positives and we were able to put that into action this morning against the Netherlands,” said skip Ross Paterson.

“We were sharp out of the blocks, we executed shots well and we controlled the game from start to finish. 

“The game this evening against Denmark was just one of those games that got away from us. We controlled the vast majority of the game as we did in the game yesterday with Russia, so I think we are all feeling frustrated and disappointed that those were two losses that really should have been two wins. In both of those games it felt as though we had done enough to win out, but ultimately we have two losses on the board.

“So we are all looking forward to tomorrow, we have got four games left and we know that we are capable of winning those four matches and that is our goal now. If we win them we have put ourselves into a really good position. That starts tomorrow against Germany and then we have got England, so those are both must win games now.

“We want to put ourselves in strong position for the semi finals. We are all feeling positive and we can’t let ourselves be fazed by a couple of losses. We have our goal set for the week and we are still in control of achieving that so we just have to scrub today and move on tomorrow.”

TEAM PATERSON
Ross Paterson
Kyle Waddell
Duncan Menzies
Michael Goodfellow
Craig Waddell (alternate)

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Saturday 16 November
SCOTLAND V NORWAY 10-4
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Monday 18 November
SCOTLAND V NETHERLANDS 9-3
SCOTLAND V DENMARK 5-6 (EE)

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Wednesday 20 November
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Thursday 21 November
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