Brewster leads Scots to thrilling Sweden comeback in Glasgow

Brewster leads Scots to thrilling Sweden comeback in Glasgow
By Sportsbeat

20/11/2016 at 18:21Updated

Tom Brewster's rink completed their second win of the European Curling Championships after an impressive turnaround saw them defeat defending champions Sweden 8-4.

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Brewster had earlier played down the expectations of a home tournament at Glasgow's Braehead Arena, finding his squad up against it 4-2 down at the conclusion at the seventh end.

But a resurgent eighth end saw the Scots take three to put them into the lead for the first time against a side who had ended their hopes of glory 12 months ago.

Despite their advantage, plenty of work still remained, with Brewster, Glen Muirhead, Ross Paterson and Hammy McMillan delivering with aplomb to deliver another trio, now celebrating back-to-back wins after defeat in their first match of the tournament.

"The guys played great there," said skip, Brewster. "Anything could have happened and we got a couple of rubs and played a couple of good shots in that last end and that took us away from them.

"You always have to be patient – the same as yesterday. You know they're a great side, you know they're going to come at you.

"You know it's all about taking your twos and forcing your ones."

Scotland and Sweden not sit among of plethora of five teams boasting a 2-1 record so far, though Switzerland continued their dominant form to lead the way in Glasgow.

They eased past Finland 10-2, still without a win to their names so far after three matches.

It's a record shared by Germany, who went down 6-5 to Russia. Italy got the better of Austria 9-6, while Norway edged out Denmark 6-4.

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