David Murdoch, Warwick Smith, Glen Muirhead and Ross Hepburn had beaten Logan Gray's team in the Page 3-4 game of the Bruadar Scottish Men's Curling Championship earlier today. Now, to claim a place in the final, they had to beat Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow, who had lost the Page 1-2 game against Sandy Reid.
There was little between the teams and the score was tied 3-3 after seven ends. Thanks to a two at the second, Team Murdoch always held the advantage, with Brewster just waiting for a mistake. Which never came.
Tom drew against three for a single in the ninth, the teams tied then coming down the tenth, Murdoch with the hammer.
Two stones to come, one guard in play. Tom - perfect weight - lies shot on the tee, but not fully hidden. The game should be Murdoch's ....... He takes plenty ice for a delicate tap back, plays just too heavy, his stone slips past the Brewster shot, and the game is over. What did I say a line or two back about waiting for a mistake? Who would have thought it would come on last stone!
It will be the Tom Brewster and Sandy Reid teams which will contest tomorrow's final.
The linescore is here.
Michael Goodfellow and Scott Andrews ready to sweep with Tom Brewster delivering is © Skip Cottage.