Brewster misses final draw as Scotland exit European Championship

Brewster misses final draw as Scotland exit European Championship
By Sportsbeat

24/11/2016 at 01:42Updated

Skip Tom Brewster feels his Scotland rink were hard done-by as they lost a dramatic clash 8-6 to Russia to end their European Championship involvement at the Braehead Arena.

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Having beaten Italy 6-4 earlier in the day to keep themselves in contention for a play-off spot, the Scots couldn't come up with the vital victory as they finished sixth overall – Russia taking the last semi-final place instead.

Brewster's rink stole a shot in the first end and led 3-2 after the third, although Russia took a 5-3 advantage into the break.

Scotland again fought back and levelled the game at 5-5 but it eventually came down to Brewster's final draw of the tenth end, which slipped through the house.

"We had the game, we had the win," said Brewster after the fact. "It felt like I threw it the same as the one directly before and it just went heavy.

"It felt exactly the same throw, the sweepers like it but it just slid on. I felt we were the better team and we played pretty solid.

"We had the whole four-foot and I was happy with that. I've been drawing well all week – I didn't see that coming."

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