Skip Muirhead pleased with win over resilient Finland

27 November 2014 / 12:27

Eve Muirhead felt her Scottish rink had to be on top of their game to see off a spirited Finland to qualify for the play-off section at the European Curling Championships.

It was a strong start for the Scots in the final round-robin session as they scored three in the first end.

But the Fins showed their resilience with a point in the second and two in the fourth to level the game.

The Fins took the lead for the first time in the ninth but Muirhead took control in the tenth and sealed the 7-6 win.

And she was full of praise for her team and delighted to have qualified for the next phase.

“First things first for us this week was to qualify, and that’s what we’ve done,” she said. 

“It’s a new competition now, and our parents are coming out so we’ll have some fans.

“We played well and so did they, it was a good game. I can see why they’re in and around the play-offs at the end of the week. 

“Give them all respect – they played fantastically and we had to play really well to beat them. 

“We played the tenth well, and it’s good to know that for the ends we really need to play well, we step it up. It’s always good to have control with the hammer in those circumstances.” 

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