Brewster and co beat Italy to keep play-off hopes alive

Brewster and co beat Italy to keep play-off hopes alive
By Sportsbeat

Tom Brewster and Scotland's men kept their European Championship play-off hopes alive in Braehead thanks to a 6-4 victory over Italy.

Italy had last stone at the start and blanked the first end before the Scots stole singles in both the second and third to take the early lead.

Italy blanked again in the fourth and finally got on the scoreboard with a single shot in the fifth end to go into the break just a point behind.

In the sixth end Brewster played a contender for shot of the tournament with a superb draw onto the button that was quietly managed down the ice by the whole team for a 3-1 lead.

Italy levelled the score in the seventh end scoring two, but in the eighth Brewster hit out an Italian stone to score two points for a 5-3 lead.

And the Scots went on to win 6-4 with another nice draw for one in the tenth end to keep their semi-final hopes alive ahead of a final round-robin game against Russia later on Wednesday evening.

"We played pretty good today," Brewster said. "I wasn't more nervous than normal. I thought the guys played well, slid well and threw well, not tight in any way and that's a sign that there's no nerves. We were certainly better today than yesterday."

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