Lady Luck escapes MacDonald and co at World Championships

31 March 2014 / 18:22

Ewan MacDonald admits that Lady Luck was not on his side as Scotland fell to a narrow loss at the hands of Denmark at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Beijing.

Having already beaten Switzerland on the morning of the third day in China, Scotland were in buoyant mood as they took on Denmark later that afternoon.

And their new-found confidence showed as they scored two points in the second end before stealing one in the third to take a 3-0 lead.

At half-time Scotland led 5-2 only for Denmark to draw level by the eighth end before MacDonald and co edged back in front with a point in the ninth.

However in the tenth end Danish skip Rasmus Stjerne’s first stone caught a guard and rolled through the tightest of ports into perfect position to join another Danish stone already on the button.

MacDonald did not have a route into these two and when his last stone drifted on, Denmark were able to toast victory – although the Scots insist they are not about to throw in the towel.

“We were absolutely robbed,” said MacDonald. “One real fluke is bad enough but two? It just left us nothing, and my first picked as well. 

“It’s kind of sore we played great, we were the better team and not to come out with a win is pretty hard to bear.

“We’re just going to have to put it to bed, get back and get focussed. We’ve just got to keep grinding away and keep ourselves in the mix at the end of the week, that’s all we can ask for.”

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