Murdoch getting comfortable as wins keep coming in Sochi

13 February 2014 / 19:30

David Murdoch admits he’s feeling comfortable at the Winter Olympics as his rink enters the second half of the curling round-robin stage with three wins in a row.

Murdoch led his rink of Scott Andrews, Greg Drummond and Michael Goodfellow to yet another victory on the fourth day of the tournament – this time over USA.

The British quartet were in control throughout defeating USA skip John Shuster 5-3 after nine ends to take their record to four wins and just the one defeat.

Five matches down, skip Murdoch has four left to cement a place in the top four that enter the play-offs and he is at ease with their standing in Sochi at present.

“We are very comfortable with the situation right now. We are up there near the top with four and one and if you had said that at the start of the week I would have been very happy with that,” said Murdoch.

“You are always striving to do better and that is just the desire within you. I think we are actually getting stronger, but we need to be, with a lot of tough games still to come.

“It is all about momentum and if we can keep going with that we will be in a good place. It was just a commanding performance against the USA.

“I think we really dominated them from start to finish. We were aggressive in the first five ends, got our lead and we were clinical after that.”

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