December 10, 2008

ECC2008: Report 15 Sco men v France

I never enjoy watching Scotland play France, they are so unpredictable and can pull wins out of the hat at a moment's notice, so this was a hard morning.

France led from the start, they were three shots up after seven ends. Team Murdoch kept their cool, they blanked the eighth to hold on to last stone, it paid off they got two in the ninth, now all they had to do was steal one for an extra end or two for the game.

So we come to David Murdoch's last stone, Scotland lay one behind cover, what do you do? Well if you are David Murdoch you make the brave decision to draw in another shot. What's the worst that can happen? You get an extra end.

The great escape game plan worked, Thomas Dufour went for the draw, mind you he had to cover the centre hole to win, but could have cut it to one shot. He was heavy, Scotland got two for the game 6/5.

Germany has seven wins, Norway and Scotland six, Switzerland five, Scotland are safe in the playoffs.

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