December 07, 2007

Fussen Reports 21: Men in the final

Scotland took on Denmark is their second playoff game at the Le Gruyere European Championships in Fussen, Germany, the prize for the winner was a place in the final, the loser would go home with the bronze medal.

The opening ends were close, Denmark did look like the stronger team, the scores were tied at two all after five. Then the Scots came on to a game, they stole a single in the sixth when the Danish skip's last stone drew to far. In the seventh Scotland lay three shots, the Danish skip's last stone was a fraction heavy, Scotland stole two.

In the eighth Denmark had to draw for one shot, Scotland led by two with just two ends to play. Scotland held last stone and built up a head in the ninth, David Murdoch with last stone had a draw for three, he made it for a score of three, Denmark conceded, Scotland are in the final.

This was a great team effort, the team looked confident, fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Report by Christine Stewart with photos by Richard Gray

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