Team Scotland find their form at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships
on 19-02-2013 17:00
Team Scotland secured two convincing wins on day three of the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.
In a tight morning game, the Scots secured a win of 6-5 against Korea, while the team controlled their afternoon game against Norway from the start, winning by a more comfortable 5-2 after seven ends.
Speaking after the victory against Korea, Scottish Skip Aileen Neilson admitted: “To get a win on the board for us is great. The Koreans have medalled many times, so we knew it was going to be a tough game.”
"We were in control and playing well."Aileen Neilson
Neilson added: “Although it was a really close game, we were playing really well and I did feel in control. The team were very supportive of the calls I was making and they were making the shots. Although the score-line was very tight, we were in control and playing well.
The team had a mixed start to their campaign, with a solid 10-4 win over Finland followed by a 3-8 loss to Canada on day one. On day two of the competition, they lost a tight encounter by 3-5 to Sweden.
However, with two additional wins under their belt the team rose to 3rd place at the close of play on day three.
On day four, Scotland lost 4-6 to China to rank in equal 4th place alongside Finland and Russia, having accumulated three wins and three losses in total.
Meanwhile, Canada continued their unbeaten run to record their sixth successive win while USA and Sweden share 2nd place.
The Scots face Russia and then Slovakia on Wednesday as the round-robin continues.
Further qualification points for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be awarded at the close of the tournament on Saturday, with only ten qualification spots available.
For live scoring, results and schedules visit World Wheelchair Curling Championship.
Images via WCF/Richard Gray