Six from six for dominant Muirhead at Europeans

26 November 2013 / 16:13

Eve Muirhead has vowed not to take her foot off the gas after demolishing Italy 12-2 in just six ends for a sixth successive victory at the European Curling Championships in Stavanger.

Muirhead’s Scottish women’s rink were on the front foot from the off, scoring five in the first end and stealing two in the second before eventually shaking hands with Italy with it 12-2 in the sixth.

Scotland have now won six from six with their victory over the Italians qualifying the nation for the World Women’s Curling Championships in Canada in March.

And, despite the manner of the victory over Italy, Muirhead, who also beat Denmark heavily 10-1 earlier in Stavanager, insists there will be no let up.

“We have to make sure we keep making the simple shots. We’ve got Sweden next and that’s going to be a tough game,” said Muirhead.

“You can’t get complacent out there; it’s just making sure you nail the simple shots. You can easily make a few mistakes and bring your opponents back into the game, so it’s just making sure that doesn’t happen.”

Meanwhile the Scottish men, skipped by David Murdoch, are also finding form in the round-robin stage as they defeated the Czech Republic 9-5 for win number four.

The Scottish men’s rink has remained unchanged throughout with Tom Brewster sitting out but Murdoch admitted everyone is contributing in Norway.

“I thought that was a real commanding performance. Right through the team – lead through skip – we just dominated every position and forced a lot of pressure,” he said.

“We took twos in the right spots and forced them to make hard shots. That’s the kind of game that we’re needing and if we play like that against Sweden, we’re in with a good chance.”

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