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Team GB edge Denmark to strengthen bid for semi-finals in men's curling

GB edge Denmark to strengthen bid for semi-finals

19/02/2018 at 06:47Updated 19/02/2018 at 07:51

Team GB held their nerve in the men’s curling to edge past Denmark 7-6 after scoring two stones in the final end.

The valuable victory is GB’s fourth from seven round-robin encounters, leaving them well-placed for a semi-final spot with two games to go.

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GB responded in kind every time Denmark went ahead, trading single stones in the first four ends before finding themselves at 4-4 after six.

A single Denmark stone was then followed a missed opportunity for Kyle Smith’s side, as a late error meant GB scored just one point to level up at 5-5 after eight ends, when a potential for more was on the cards.

Denmark scored once more to lead 6-5 going into the final end, and with GB having the hammer, they endeavoured to pick up two or more points, as a tie would have handed the Danes the advantage going into an extra end.

A perfectly-weighted shot from Thomas Muirhead put GB in a strong position to take the two required for victory, and after Rasmus Stjerne narrowly missed a double take-out, Smith rolled in the winning stone.