Published: 08/03/2014 08:26 - Updated: 09/03/2014 11:44

Moray Curlers make Paralympic debut

MORAY curlers Gregor Ewan and Jim Gault both took to the ice for Team GB's opening game in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Gregor Ewan (right) and fellow Moray curler Jim Gault.
Gregor Ewan (right) and fellow Moray curler Jim Gault.

The pair were part of the four-strong Team GB rink which took on Paralympic Champions Canada on Saturday morning in the opening round robin match.

Gault, from Lossiemouth, was an 11th hour call up to the squad to replace the unwell Tom Killen.

And he was the lead curler for the team against the Canadians, with vice-skip Ewan firing his stones third, with the experienced Aileen Nelson skipping the quartet.

And Team GB got off to a great start taking a single shot in each of the first two ends to lead 2-0.

Canadian skip Jim Armstring hit back with a double in the third end to level the match.

Back came Team GB in the fourth end with another single to regain the lead.

However, the Canadians stepped up a gear in the next four ends, taking a single shot in each end to run out 6-3 winners.

Team GB are good prospects for a medal and will look to bounce back quickly in their second group game on Sunday morning against Sweden, with the action getting underway from 5.30am British time.

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