Great Britain v Australia contest in Mixed Doubles Curling

Great Britain’s Jen Dodds of mixed doubles curlers squad and at the Winter Olympics, Bruce Mouat survived an inspired Australia fightback to maintain their semi-final hopes.

The British pair, Leading 6-1 and then 8-6 were pegged back in the last end to force a decider.

To give Britain a nervy 9-8 win, after Mouat’s take-out in the extra end, Australia’s Tahli Gill missed her draw.

In Beijing, they now have a record of three wins and one defeat.

To play for a medal, only the top four sides at the end of the group; phase will get the chance, sharing second place with Britain.

On Saturday, at 06:05 GMT and 12:05 respectively, Mouat and Dodds play twice more against the Czech Republic and leaders in Italy, with the first round scheduled to finish on Monday.

At the halfway point, after a missed take-out shot, Britain was in control on the scoreboard early on, allowing Dodds to draw in perfectly for three to put them 6-1 in front.

For the Australian pair, from there, it was an uphill task, but they hit back strongly, who had lost all four matches of their previous.

Where the starting stones are moved wide rather than down the center using their powerplay to open the match, in the next two ends, Gill and Dean Hewitt scored five; to dramatically draw level.

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