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Scotland suffered a frustrating day at the LGT World Championships in Silkeborg after repeatedly earning leads against both Sweden and Russia, but suffering defeats in both matches.

Up against Anna Hasselborg’s Olympic and European champions in their first game of the day, Team Jackson started impressively, moving into a 4-1 lead at the fourth end.

Even after the Swedes levelled at the fifth end they edged ahead again twice more, 5-4 after six ends and 7-6 after eight, before conceding a two at the last to be edged out 8-7.

“It was a great game,” said Scottish skip Sophie Jackson.

“It was tough that we didn’t get win, but it was really positive and encouraging for us to have such a tight game against them. We really focused on our processes and we put in a good performance which is what we were looking to do.”

In their second match of the day the Scots faced a Russian team that was on the cusp of securing qualification for the play-offs and again had the better of things early on, taking a two at the opening end.

In a close fought match they led again after four ends, but after levelling at the eighth they conceded a decisive three at the next.

“It’s quite tough to take when you put in two good performances and still get two losses, so we’ll just have to try and take the positives out of that and push through,” said Jackson.

“We’ve got two important games tomorrow and we’ll just try and give ourselves a chance there.”

Scotland’s remaining matches on the final day of the round robin competition are against the USA and Korea.

Sophie Jackson
Naomi Brown
Mili Smith
Sophie Sinclair
Lauren Gray (alternate)

Day One (4W 6L)
Scotland v Japan 4-10
Day Two
Scotland v China 7-10
Scotland v Finland 9-3
Day Three
Scotland v Germany 9-8
Scotland v Latvia 5-4
Day Four
Scotland v Canada 6-5 (EE)
Day Five
Scotland v Switzerland 1-7
Scotland v Denmark 6-9
Day Six
Scotland v Sweden 7-8
Scotland v Russia 4-7
Day Seven
Scotland v USA
Scotland v Korea


Photos © WCF / Richard Gray

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