Defeat for Tom Brewster's Scotland in opening European Championships clash

Defeat for Brewster's Scotland in opening European Championships clash
By Sportsbeat

19/11/2016 at 16:11Updated 19/11/2016 at 17:05

Tom Brewster's Scottish rink were unable to get their European Curling Championships off a winning start on home soil as they went down 8-3 to Denmark at the Braehead Arena.

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Coming up against world silver medallists Denmark, it proved to be a tough task for the Scots who finally took a shot in the fifth to go into the break 2-1 down.

A double taker-out by skipper Rasmus Stjerne in the sixth end extended the Danes' lead to 5-1 before Brewster was heavy with his final draw to give up a steal of two.

Scotland did reduce the deficit by two in the eighth but a further single shot for Denmark in the ninth persuaded the Scots to concede.

Brewster said: “We struggled there. Pre-game practice was so slow and we were a wee bit negative for the first few ends, and then he played a good draw in four to get his two. When we got our opportunities we didn't take them, we were a bit scrappy.”

“There's lots to take from the game, we made a lot of good shots and there are quite a lot of positives. We just need to tighten up our game. It's not rocket science what we need to do.”

Elsewhere in the opening session, defending champions Sweden beat Germany 9-4, Norway downed Finland 10-3, Switzerland edged past Austria 6-4 and Russia beat Italy 7-3. A number of teams are in action again in the evening session.

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