Dunstone evens record at Brier with Sunday morning win over New Brunswick

After losing his opener to Mike McEwen and Team Wild-Card at the Tim Horton’s Brier, Matt Dunstone needed a win in Sunday morning action.

Dunstone was taking on New Brunswick’s James Grattan and after five ends it did not look good as Grattan was in control leading 5-2.  However, things turned in the second half of the game with Team Saskatchewan winning by a score of 10-6.

Dunstone, and his rink from the Regina Highland Club, stole one in the 6th and two more in the seventh when a draw by Grattan was heavy going through the house.

Grattan got one in eight, but Dunstone responded with three in the ninth and a steal of two in the 10th to even his record going into a game Monday morning against Jim Cotter and Team B.C who are 1-0 after Sunday morning’s play.

“The tides kind of turned, eh?” Dunstone told reporters following the game.  “They didn’t miss much the first six ends. They certainly made it tough on us but we knew we had to start making shots, it’s as simple as that. Even if we didn’t win the game … we wanted to start putting rocks in some good spots. We weren’t even close to doing that in the first five (ends). It’s crazy what happens when you make some shots.”

Pool play continues until Wednesday.  The top four teams in each pool will advance to the championship pool with playoff games beginning Saturday.   The final is Sunday night.

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