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Eve Muirhead's Scotland make it six straight wins at World Curling Championships

Muirhead's Scotland make it six straight wins at World Curling Championships
By Sportsbeat

23/03/2016 at 10:49Updated 23/03/2016 at 10:57

Eve Muirhead's Scotland made it six wins on the bounce at the Women's World Curling Championships with the final stone in the last end to maintain their position at the top of the leaderboard.

Scotland lost their opening contest against Sweden on Saturday but since then are unbeaten in six and are one of three teams at the top, alongside hosts Canada and Switzerland – who both sat out session 11.

Their latest victory came on Tuesday night as they beat Finland 6-5 in a match-up which went down to the wire.

In Scotland's second contest of the day, having beaten Denmark 9-3 in the morning, Finland had led 1-0 and 3-1 in the opening three ends before Muirhead's team levelled in the fifth and took a 4-3 advantage in the next.

Finland twice levelled but after keeping the final end clear, Muirhead was left with an open draw to claim victory with the final stone.

Muirhead said: "We had a good game there – maybe a few ups and downs compared to earlier on and not quite as solid, but every game is a grind.

"It's the same at every World Championship but to come away with another day, another two wins is really good. So far things are going well. We've got a really tough day tomorrow, with Russia and then Switzerland.

"When you come into the World Championship you expect no easy rides. Finland are a great team, they're European bronze medallists, so we knew it was going to be tough, but last stone, last end – we're really pleased we came out with a win."

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