3 March 2020
Scotland battle hard at World Wheelchair Curling Championship
Scotland battled hard but fell to two defeats on the fourth day of action at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Wetzikon, Switzerland.
In their first game of the day, Scotland fell to a 6-3 defeat having bravely fought back from 4-0 behind before they were beaten 6-4 in a back-and-forth contest with Sweden.
With two wins to their name, Scotland faced tough opposition first up in China – who were yet to lose in the tournament.
China went 2-0 up after the first end and continued to dominate in the early stages, stretching that lead to 4-0 by the end of the third end.
However, the Scottish fought their way back into the encounter to reduce the gap to 4-3 after six ends.
But it wasn’t enough, China scored another two in the seventh end for them to clinch a 6-3 victory after seven ends.
In the evening session, Hugh Nibloe’s rink took the lead against Sweden in the first end.
And, after scores in both the third and fourth end, they were then impressively 3-1 up and looking on course for a third win of the championship.
But, a decisive fifth end saw Sweden claim three stones and they began to stretch their legs – scoring another two in the seventh and penultimate end to run out winners.
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