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Two wins for GB curlers

GB's wheelchair curlers fired out a warning to their Winter Paralympic rivals as a five-stone end crowned a second successive win in Sochi.

Aileen Neilson's rink bounced back from their opening-day defeat to hot favourites Canada by beating the second and third-ranked sides in the world, Sweden and South Korea, at the Ice Cube Curling Centre.

An error in the eighth end helped earn fifth-ranked Britain a 6-4 win over the Swedes as they turned around a 4-2 deficit in the final three ends.

The 8-4 win over Korea, though, was all their own work, a rare five-stone seventh end, when trailing 4-3, settling the match in style and sending a statement of intent to the rest of the field.

It was Neilson's precise take-out which set up the five points and the Scot reckoned it was the first time the team had achieved such a score in international competition.

"Against a lot of these teams you don't often get chances to get big ends so when that opportunity came we managed to capitalise," she said.

Monday's match pits Britain against Slovakia, who have won three out of three so far. Another win would put Neilson's team on course for a place in the semi-finals.