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2019
09/06

SCOTS WIN WORLD CUP

Wright admits "it's about time too"


SCOTLAND won the BetVictor World Cup for the first time and Peter Wright admitted: “It’s about time too!”
Wright and Anderson beat Republic of Ireland duo Steve Lennon and William O’Connor 3-1 in the final in Hamburg.
Snakebite was unbeaten in the final and wrapped it up with a win over Lennon, the pair having beaten Belgium and Japan in the quarters and semis earlier in the day.
Wright said: “I’m over the moon to play in front of this crowd and Gary, the best player there is on the planet, it’s an honour. It’s about time we done it!
“Instead of all them silver medals we’ve got a goldie one. We didn’t want to go into the pairs two-nil down. We’ve done that in the past and run out of steam.”
Anderson added: “It is a big win. We’ve had a bit of banter backstage and slagging matches. But I must admit the Republic in the semi-finals were outstanding. Mr Lennon was absolutely fantastic against Holland.
“For me it’s been a wee bit of a confidence booster. I’ve got a lot of work ahead but I’m looking forward to it.”
The Republic duo had dumped defending champs Holland out of the semis. Lennon said: “Obviously we’re gutted not to win. But we have to try and take positives from it and we’ve shown what we can do.”
Words: Phil Lanning
Image: Lawrence Lustig