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Scotland’s Team Smith suffered their first loss on the third day of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in St Gallen, going down 6-4 to Germany.

Skip Kyle Smith said immediately after the game: “We had a bit of a slow start and we missed a few guards and draws and actually were struggling with the ice and weight for the first time in this tournament.

“We missed a hit for two at the fourth and a draw for three at the fifth and that didn’t help our chances. We did however fight back really well but they then got a good hit and roll at the eight which changed that end,” he said.

“From there we were unable to generate a two at the ninth or tenth. They actually hogged one (hog line violation) but we missed the next shot which gave them a chance to make up for that mistake.

“We finished the game much better than we started so we need to make sure we get off to a better start when we face Slovakia later this afternoon,” added Smith.

Team Smith have three wins and just one loss so far along with Norway, whilst defending champions Sweden and hosts Switzerland are undefeated so far on four wins.

Team Muirhead are next on the ice, they play Italy at 11.00am GMT and then Germany 7.00pm GMT. Team Smith play Slovakia at 3pm GMT.

Please click here for more information and results from the European Championships in St Gallen, Switzerland (17-25 November).

Day 3 Results:
(M)Scotland v Germany 4-6

Day 2 Results:
(W)Scotland v Russia 8-7
(M)Scotland v Russia 5-3
(W)Scotland v Denmark 6-1

Day 1 Results:
(M)Scotland v Austria 7-2
(W)Scotland v Sweden 2-5
(M)Scotland v Italy 7-3

Scotland’s representatives:

Team Muirhead
Eve Muirhead
Anna Sloan
Vicki Adams
Lauren Gray
Kelly Schafer

Team Smith
Kyle Smith
Thomas Muirhead
Kyle Waddell
Cammy Smith
Glen Muirhead

PHOTO: WCF / Celine Stucki

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