Einarson, Gushue fall to host Scotland at world mixed doubles curling championship
Scotland now stands alone at top of Group A, after being tied with Canada
Scotland took sole possession of first place in the Group A round-robin standings with an 8-5 win over Canada on Thursday at the world mixed doubles curling championship.
The win improved Scotland's record to 6-1 and moved it out of a tie with Canada's Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue.
Canada, which beat Italy 6-4 in Thursday's early draw, was tied with the Italians for second in the group at 5-2 .
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Einarson and Gushue scored a deuce in the eighth and final end to break a tie against Italy's Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner.
The Italians rebounded with a 5-4 win over the Czech Republic in Thursday's late draw.