Winter Olympics 2018: Men's curlers into semi-final play-off with Switzerland after humbling defeat by USA

Kyle Smith's side suffered a 10-4 loss to the Americans after conceding four points in one end

Mark Staniforth
Pyeongchang
Wednesday 21 February 2018 10:53
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Kyle Smith concedes defeat for his British team to the USA
Kyle Smith concedes defeat for his British team to the USA

Great Britain's men's curling team face a play-off for a place in the 2018 Winter Olympic semi-finals after crashing to defeat against the United States.

Kyle Smith's men knew a win would be enough to send them straight through to the last four but a poor display saw them submit to a 10-4 defeat after just eight ends.

The result left Great Britain in a three-way tie for third place, with the Americans sent through on account of their better head-to-head record between the three teams.

Smith said: "We didn't create enough chances and they were sharper than us.

"The ice was running a bit quicker today than it has in the last couple of games and I certainly wasn't sharp enough on that and missed a few slack ones.

"We've still got a chance of making the semis so it's kind of the same situation we were in today - win and we're in - so we'll be back and we'll be playing better."

PA

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