Muirhead Claims Two More Wins At Euros

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Two wins on the fifth day of action in Esbjerg took Team Muirhead to the brink of qualification for the play-offs at the European Curling Championships.

Aware that they needed to assert themselves the Scottish women did so from the start of the day’s opening match taking three at the opening end of their meeting with Germany and they never relinquished the lead, running out 8-6 winners.

They then met Estonia, the lowest ranked team who had yet to win a game and there might have been a danger of complacency, but there was no danger of that and they again opened up by taking three at the first end, dominating throughout in registering a 10-1 win.

“We wanted two wins today and that’s what we got,” said skip Eve Muirhead. “Estonia aren’t here for no reason. They’re not silly, so we had to play well to beat them and that’s what we did.

“We got our stones in good positions and didn’t give them much. Our stone placement was good, top tee, which makes it difficult for them because they love the drawing game and the freezing game and we made it hard for that.”

The 2013 World Championship winner knows the next challenge is likely to be of a different order, however, as her rinks meets Team Paetz, the reigning world champions from Switzerland.

“We always have really good game with Alina and I’m sure tomorrow will be exactly the same. They’re currently world champions so it’s going to be tough and we know we’re going to have to play well to beat them,” said Muirhead.

(Quotes courtesy of Richard Browne, from the roaringgameblog in Esbjerg)

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