Scotland thrashed by Denmark
Scotland's women’s curling team suffered an embarrassing 12-2 defeat at the hands of Denmark in their second game of the European Championships in Moscow.
Eve Muirhead and her side had earlier in the morning scored a impressive 8-6 victory over Norway but they came spectacularly unstuck later on as it only took the Danes six ends to seal victory.
Sweden destroyed the Czech Republic in even more convincing fashion with a 12-0 win in their second game, while Russia beat Italy 7-5 and Latvia beat Norway 8-6.
After the Scottish defeat a shell-shocked Muirhead, who took silver at last year’s World Championships, was at a loss to explain the collapse.
“That was a nightmare. I didn’t have a clue where to put the brush and none of us had our weight, it was just all over the place. We’re just going to have to forget about that,” she said.
In their opening match Scotland's had pulled off a dramatic comeback to win against Norway, trailing 6-5 going into the final end but winning by three stones to earn an 8-6 win.
The Czech Republic pulled off even greater heroics against host nation Russia in the best match of the morning session, winning the 10th end by three stones to force a decider, which they then won to complete a memorable 12-10 victory.
Germany beat Latvia 7-5, Sweden toppled Denmark 9-6 and Italy beat the Swiss team 8-4.
Meanwhile, in the men's competition, Scotland survived a strong Italian fightback to win their opening match 6-5 in the European Curling Championships in Moscow.
The Scots built a 6-1 lead after seven ends, but Italy fought back to take the match down to the wire.
Germany won the day's tightest match against Sweden, going into the final end tied but coming through to win 7-5.
Denmark enjoyed a thumping 11-3 win against Grance, Latvia beat Norway 8-5 and Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 7-3.