Day Three Update on Men’s World Champs

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The third day of action proved challenging for Team Murdoch at the Ford Men’s World Curling Championships in Edmonton as they suffered two losses against China and Canada.

It was a disappointing result following two solid wins against USA and Japan the previous day, however British Curling Head Coach Tony Zummack felt there were positives to be drawn upon.

“I thought we played pretty well in the China game and with a good night’s rest the boys will bounce back and put two solid performances out there.” Zummack said.

“If we do that and look after the processes then we are still working to where we want to be at the end of the week which is qualifying for one of those four play-off spots.

Team Murdoch Coach Ian Tetley said of the first match against China, “Basically it came down to us not being able to capitalise on our opportunities and we just missed the wrong shot at the wrong time and that opened up the door for China,” Tetley said.

“Communication and execution-wise they were doing all the right things it was just one of those games where you hope it doesn’t slip through your fingers but unfortunately it did.”

In the Canada match Scotland were 4-1 down after three ends and Zummack noted that Scotland were struggling with the stones on that sheet.

“The stones we have had haven’t been the best this week and that is no excuse, the boys definitely didn’t manage the conditions very well and against a top team like Canada, it is pretty hard to come back from,” he observed.

“Obviously it was not our best day today but the boys are confident and tomorrow is a new day and there is nothing too far off the mark.”

Scotland will face Switzerland and then the Netherlands on the fourth day of the round robin sessions.

Please click here for full results.

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

PHOTOS: David Murdoch - WCF /Michael Burns  Drummond & Goodfellow - WCF/Richard Gray.

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