Double delight for Mouat and Scotland

Double delight for Mouat and Scotland
By Sportsbeat

03/04/2019 at 21:58Updated

Bruce Mouat inspired Scotland to a 7-3 victory over Korea at the World Curling Championships to make it a dream day on the ice.

With a 100 per cent take-out rate and 98 per cent on the draw, the skip was key in the victory which took Scotland to seventh place in the Men's Teams Standings.

Korea had led 2-1 after the second end, but the Scots hit back with two points in each of the third, fifth and eighth end to condemn Korea to their seventh straight loss.

The Scottish quartet, who sit three games behind Canada, will go into their fixture against Norway hoping to make up more ground on the Championship leaders.

Sweden, who Scotgland had beaten earlier on Tuesday, celebrated an important win after they dispatched fellow Championship contenders Switzerland with a comfortable 9-4 triumph.

While the tie started off evenly, three points in the fourth and sixth end for Niklas Edin's rampant side secured a potentially crucial victory.

Elsewhere, Japan continued their recovery from the loss against China on Monday to take a 6-4 victory against a struggling German side.

The tie was poised at 4-3 to Yuta Matsumura's side after six ends but a brilliant final stone by the Japanese skip all but secured the win in the next end.

Italy kept pace with the league leaders after a brilliant late stone from skip Joel Retornaz ensured a 10th end win for his side as they beat Russia 5-3.

With Russia levelling up the game in the seventh end, it took a wonderful take-out with the final stone of the fixture to secure Italy's fourth win of the Championship.

Sportsbeat 2019