Muirhead and Scotland left to battle for European bronze

28 November 2014 / 10:36

Eve Muirhead insists she will brush herself down and go again as she saw the opportunity for European Curling Championships gold slip through her fingers.

Scotland’s women faced off against Denmark in their Page 3-4 Play-off in Switzerland, with a spot in the semi-final up for grabs.

However it wasn’t to be for Muirhead and co as they lost 8-3 in just eight ends, the major damage done in the sixth when Denmark scored three points for a 7-2 lead.

It means that while the Danes go on to face Russia with a spot in the final up for grabs, Scotland will face the losers to see who heads home with bronze – and Muirhead is determined to ensure she does not leave Switzerland empty handed.

“They were the better team in the first three ends, and we just didn’t get to grips with the ice,” she said.

“We can’t be too down, we just didn’t come out sharp enough but there are still medals to be won.”

Elsewhere, in the men’s B Division, the Netherlands beat England 10-4 in the sole semi-final. Their win guaranteed a place in the gold medal game where they will face Finland while England will play Hungary in the bronze medal game.

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