December 08, 2008

ECC2008: Report 11 Sco men v Switzerland

Switzerland romped through their opening games without a loss, they're not a well known team outside Switzerland so that was a bit of a surprise. On three wins from five games Scotland needed to win this one.

And that's just what they did, got on with the job in hand and ground out a win. In the fourth they stole a single when Swiss skip Stefan Karnusian was heavy, that gave team Murdoch a two shot lead. The whole team were playing more steadily than some earlier games, two in the eighth took their lead to three shots.

Switzerland took a shot in the ninth, Scotland led by two and had last stone for the final end. Switzerland lay one when Karnusian played his last stone, once again he was heavy, slipping through the house, David Murdoch didn't have to play his last stone, Scotland won 6/5.

Germany and Norway are on five wins, Switzerland and Scotland on four, Denmark on three, Sweden and the Czech Republic on two.

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