Skip MacDonald admits to struggles at World Championships

30 March 2014 / 17:40

Ewan MacDonald conceded nothing is going his Scottish rink’s way after they fell to a third straight defeat at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Beijing.

MacDonald lost 9-4 to Japan in the fifth round-robin session in the Far East after defeat to Sweden first time out followed by hosts China earlier in the morning.

The Scottish rink gave up two points in the first end and there was no looking back, MacDonald unable to even draw level as they conceded in the ninth end.

Scotland join Denmark in being the only winless teams in Beijing and skip MacDonald acknowledged that they are find it hard at the global gathering.

“We’re struggling for feel. We’re just searching for it a little bit, and when you’re searching for it, it’s just that confidence thing,” said the three-time world champion.

“We’re not throwing it bad, we’re just not getting results and we’re missing shots by half an inch here and there. It’s really killing us.

“We had the discussion about being sharp out of the blocks but it’s just not quite happening. It’s close so we’ve just got to tighten up.

“We’ll have the morning off now, have a good chat, and put it to bed. Then we’ll get back up for the two games.”

In complete contrast Germany and Norway lead the way with three wins from three with Canada, Japan, Switzerland and Sweden all tied with a two and one record.

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