December 07, 2008

ECC2008: Report 6 Scotland women v Sweden

This was always going to be the big game for Kelly Wood's team in the round robin, they faced the mighty Sweden skipped by Anette Norberg, 2006 Olympic and World Champion, 2007, European Champion.

It was a tight game in the early ends, Scotland stole a single in the third when Kelly made a triple take out and Norberg was a fraction heavy with her last stone. The game swung in Scotland's favour when Kelly had a hit for four in end eight for a lead of three. Sweden got two back but Scotland went into the last end one up with.

Kelly faced two Swedish counters when she came to play her last stone, she opted for a hit, get the double and the game is won, remove one shot and it's an extra end. She got the extra end.

Scotland still had last stone advantage, Sweden lay one when Kelly Wood came to play her last stone, she was a fraction heavy and slipped past the shot rock, Sweden won the game 9/8.

Sweden top the table with three wins, Scotland, Germany, who had a surprising loss to England this afternoon, Italy and the Netherlands are tied on two wins. Tomorrow Scotland play Switzerland who lost to Italy today.

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