Updated: 11/04/2012 18:00 | By pa.press.net

Scots slip to narrow defeat



Scotland

Scotland

Scotland came within an inch of the World Men's Curling Championship title before suffering an 8-7 extra-end defeat by Canada.

With Scotland trailing 7-6 in the 10th end, skip Tom Brewster carved out a match-winning chance but his hit was just off target and he took out one of his own stones as well as his Canadian target to score just one point.

His Canadian counterpart, Glenn Howard, delivered a well-judged draw-shot in the extra end for the one point he needed for victory.

The defeat, in front of 3,000 spectators in Basel, was Scotland's second consecutive final loss to Canada.

Brewster said: "I'm gutted. I thought we were the better team, I really did.

"I thought we played some great curling, an inch more curl on that shot in the 10th and we're there.

"Twelve months ago we were in the same position and we're miles better than last year. We've made big improvements since last year on fitness and sweeping, and we've just got more experience.

"We've had a strong week here and we've got a big future."

Howard added: "Brewster and the boys threw everything at us - we were a little fortunate. He threw a good shot in 10 and it didn't curl - I don't know why.

"I was worried watching it - if he makes it, it's game over and he's the world champion."

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