European Curling Championship: Scotland's men progress, women also win

Scotland skip Bruce Mouat
Scotland skip Bruce Mouat has lost lost once in Tallinn

Scotland's men have qualified for the European Curling Championship play-offs after wins over Netherlands and Italy.

Bruce Mouat's rink beat the Dutch 8-5 then secured a 7-6 victory over the Italians in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Scots are second in the standings with six wins from seven and face unbeaten Sweden on Wednesday.

Scotland's women boosted their hopes with a 10-5 defeat of Finland, moving Eve Muirhead's rink up to joint fourth in the round-robin phase.

With three wins and three defeats, the defending champions next play Germany and Russia.

"That was a really good grind by the guys," Mouat told the World Curling Federation.external-link

"We fell behind at the start of the game, we didn't really string a lot of shots together, so it was really nice to see that we could grind and get that 'W' on the board."