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GB women boost semi-final hopes after beating Japan 8-6 in curling

GB women boost semi-final hopes after beating Japan

20/02/2018 at 06:35Updated 20/02/2018 at 07:52

Team GB boosted their hopes of reaching the women’s curling semi-finals after an impressive 8-6 victory over Japan in their penultimate round-robin clash.

Eve Muirhead’s side have now won five of their eight matches in Pyeongchang, with their final encounter against Canada getting under way at 00.05 GMT on Wednesday.

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Women's Round Robin table

  • 1. South Korea - W6 L1
  • 2. Sweden - W5 L2
  • 3. Great Britain - W5 L3
  • 3. Japan - W5 L3
  • 5. China - W4 L4
  • 5. USA - W4 L4
  • 7. Canada - W3 L4
  • 8. OAR - W2 L5
  • 8. Switzerland - W2 L5
  • 10. Denmark - W1 L6

Japan had five victories and two losses heading into the clash against GB, and led 3-1 early on after scoring three stones in the second end.

GB responded by scoring five unanswered points, and went on to take an 8-5 lead going into the final end after a steal on the ninth.

Japan had the hammer in the last end, but GB ensured their opponents could only score one stone to ensure victory was confirmed.