Scotland back on track at World Curling, says Brewster

02 April 2013 / 07:27

Tom Brewster hailed skip David Murdoch's steely nerve as he pulled off a precision shot to put Scotland back on track at the men's curling World Championships.

Brewster knew his rink needed a response, following their defeat to defending champions Canada, if they are to have a chance of upgrading the silvers they won in 2011 and 2012 this year.

And wins over the Czech Republic and Switzerland kept them in a tie for second in the overall standings, after five of their 11 round robin matches.

Murdoch brushed aside the Czech Republic 7-3 but was made to fight all the way against Sven Michel's Switzerland.

In the ninth end, Murdoch played a bold double take-out to score three points for an 8-5 lead and the Scots went on to win by 8-6.

"That was a big shot but it was worth going for," said third Brewster. 

"If we miss, we give up one and are coming home trying to get a two with the hammer. We felt pretty comfortable being in that position so it was worth going for and we got it right. It was a whole team effort."

Scotland now face matches against winless Russia and the USA, who have won just one in five, on Tuesday.

"I'm pleased, especially how we played against the Czechs," said Murdoch. 

"We came on with a lot of energy and were really firing from the start. We just really bossed the game from start to finish. That was really great to see from the guys." 

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