No stone certainty for men as they lose out to Norway

Published: 17/02/2014

Great Britain’s men’s curlers missed the chance to guarantee qualification through to the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics as they were beaten 7-6 by Norway in Sochi yesterday.

David Murdoch’s all-Scottish rink went into the penultimate round-robin match with five wins and two defeats, knowing victory against their nearest challengers would secure a medal opportunity.

It was win or bust for Norway as GB conceded a 2-0 second-end lead to play catch-up for most of the game, levelling 6-6 with the hammer in the ninth only to lose out in the final end.

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