Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thursday in Taarnby 2

Another win for Scotland today, against Spain!

Leslie Ingram-Brown reports from Denmark, "The focus of David Edwards, Kerry Barr, Scott MacLeod and Louise Edwards was totally on Antonio de Mollinedo's Spanish quartet, with only a win the result expected.

The Spanish came out the traps much the greedier and indeed over the first two ends played the better of the two teams but true grit meant the Edwards foursome were holding their own, just, at 1-1. In the third end Mollinedo could only make second shot against three stones but in the fourth levelled the score 2-2 with a good draw for one.

In the fifth end Spain stole when Edwards ticked a guard with his draw and finished up second shot. Going for three shots in the sixth, Edwards split on his own stone at the back of the house and collected only two shots. Importantly, Scotland lead 4-3.

In the seventh end, Scotland lay one shot. Spain went for a tap round a guard but after the hog line Ana Arce touched the running stone. Before it could be stopped the shooter touched a stone in the house and ended up splitting out the Spanish stone and running out the back. After discussion, and in a very sporting move, the Edwards team replaced all stones but for the Spanish shooter. Edwards drew to lie two. Spain's attempted draw is short.

So it was a three shot lead into the eighth end. No problems, back to basics, and the clinical removal of any Spanish stones until the dreaded 'not enough stones' and the hands were offered in congratulation.

After the game David said, "We played OK and steadily. Spain played really well and barely missed over the first and second ends. We give all the teams the same respect but at the same time try to play our own game." "

Wales continued their good results with a comfortable 9-4 win over Romania to be ranked third in the Red Section behind Scotland and Austria. Scotland top the rankings having defeated Austria 7-2 in their round robin encounter.

Ireland lost to Italy at an extra end 8-7.

All the results are here.

Top: Kerry and David discuss options
Above: Scott Macleod

Photos © Leslie Ingram-Brown