Edinburgh curler Bruce Mouat leads Scotland into European Championships final

Bruce Mouat has the chance to win gold in Tallinn
Bruce Mouat has the chance to win gold in Tallinn
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Murrayfield curler Bruce Mouat’s Scotland rink will go for gold at the European Curling Championships in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday after beating Italy 9-6 in their semi-final.

The Scots, who had a record of seven wins and two losses in the round-robin stage, will meet unbeaten Sweden – 6-3 victors over Germany in the other last-four tie – in Saturday’s final.

The Scotland team – which includes Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan – required an extra end after Italy levelled at 6-6 in the tenth.

Mouat, a bronze medal winner at the World Championships in Las Vegas in April, kept his cool to clinch victory with the final stone.

Scotland lost 9-8 to final opponents Sweden earlier in the tournament, having gone into the tenth end 8-6 up.