Scotland bounce back with back-to-back wins

Thu, 22 Mar 05:09:00 2012

Scotland bounced back from three loses in a row with a win over the Czech Republic 8-5 and a tense, extra end 9-7 victory over China at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Canada.

CURLING Even Muirhead of Scotland at the World Championships in Canada on March 20 - 0

The victories kept Scotland’s changes of reaching the play-offs alive after losses to Germany, Korea, USA and Switzerland had seen them plummet down the standings.

"We’re getting a few breaks now and I’m feeling a bit more confident. I hope we can just keep going this way now," said Muirhead.

"That was a solid performance, I feel like I'm throwing the stone well and the shots are starting to come off."

But the four-time world junior champion acknowledged the week had not lived up to expectations - conceding that the Czech Republic is a rink she should be beating and that forthcoming games will be tougher.

South Korea lead the standings with six wins from seven while hosts Canada and Olympic champions Sweden, who Muirhead still has to play, have lost just twice.

Scotland will still need to win their remaining matches against Sweden, Italy and Canada if they are to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament in Alberta.

Sportsbeat / Eurosport

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