Ireland 9 – France 3
The Irish Senior Men’s team, skipped by Peter Wilson, had a comfortable victory over France today in their penultimate round robin game in the World Senior Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden.
A three in the first end saw them on their way and a three in the seventh end saw the French call it a day.
Coach Gordon said: ” For this game Neil replace Ross at second
1st End – Good start to end, Pete and sweepers draw for 3.
2nd End -This turned into a hitting end. The opposition skip, Pascal Adam, missed his strikes and he was forced to draw against 2. He took his 1. 3-1
3rd End – Ireland were a wee bit unfortunate with hit and rolls in this end. Pete had a good hit for 2 to finish a good end. 5-1
4th End – Good end for Ireland leaving the French skip to draw against 4 for the single. 5-2
5th End – There was a bit of controversy in this end, with a front guard touched and replaced. Ireland were lying shot with Pete attempting a tap back for 2 but the stone just pulled up short and the boys had to settle for the 1. 6-2
6th End – Busy head that boiled down to Pascal Adam drawing with his last stone for a 2 and failing. 6.3
7th End – The French skip was left to hit against 3 with last stone, he picked out 1, but left Pete a straightforward draw for a 3. Handshakes with the score 9-3 to Ireland.
Boys played a lot better!”
Their final round robin game is tomorrow, Thursday 21th April, at 12 noon against Japan.
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