Muirhead magic continues at European Championships

Muirhead magic continues at European Championships
By Sportsbeat

20/11/2016 at 22:11Updated

Eve Muirhead's Scotland rink became the only team to maintain their 100 per cent winning record after a third victory of the European Curling Championships, defeating Norway 10-5.

After victories over Italy and Sweden, plenty of confidence was behind the Scots at their home Braehead Arena against a Norway side who had yet to taste victory.

Despite a scoreless first end, skip Muirhead got her side on the board with two points in the second, though Norway, skippered by Kristin Skaslien, immediately closed the gap.

By the finale of the sixth end, it was Scotland boasting the four-point advantage, though Norway refused to give up, winning three points across two frames, reducing the game to 6-5.

But in going for the victory, their valiant effort came up just short in Glasgow, Muirhead stealing four from the last end to add gloss to the scoreline, putting her rink on top of the round robin stage without defeat to their name.

It's a position they hold outright after Russia, who had begun their campaign with two wins, slipped up to Sweden 11-4.

Denmark got their second win by the narrowest of margins, beating Switzerland 7-6, while Czech Republic beat Italy 10-3.

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