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Scotland women decisive in Gdansk

Wednesday, 09 May 2012


Women’s International Challenge Match
Poland 1-3 Scotland
Starogard Stadium, Gdansk, Poland

 

Evans 13', J Ross 19', OG 68'


Scotland produced a professional performance to defeat Poland in Gdansk, in an afternoon that saw goalkeeper and captain Gemma Fay equal Pauline Hamill's record of 141 caps, and defender Rhonda Jones make her 100th international appearance.

Anna Signeul's side started the match with purpose, and were two goals up within twenty minutes.

Jane Ross delivered a cross into the back post for Lisa Evans to head in her second senior international goal in her first starting appearance.

Evans and Ross switched roles for the second goal, with Evans providing the cross for her Glasgow City team mate to head home.

The tempo dropped in the second half and the home side pulled one back.

But Scotland remained in control, and put the result beyond doubt in the 68th minute.

Evans was the provider again, sending a cross in to the head of Arsenal's Jennifer Beattie, which took a deflection off a Polish defender.

In another milestone, Celtic's Emily Thomson came on as a second half substitute to pick up her first international cap.

Anna Signeul said: "I was very pleased with the performance from back to front. We knew that Poland would be fast, technical and skillful, so we would had to keep our shape and defend well. We always perform better when we play at a high tempo, so we also had to concentrate on moving the ball quickly and and breaking froward with pace.

"We did both very well today and there was real disappointment amongst the team that we conceded a goal.

"All in all it was a very positive match, and we look forward to taking on Sweden at Stark's Park on 26th May, and our next Euro 2013 qualifier against Israel at Tynecastle on 16 June."

Scotland
Fay (Cpt), Jones, Small (Docherty, 86), Dieke, L Ross, Love (Mitchell, 46), Sneddon, Beattie, J Ross (Thomson, 83), Fernon (Brown, 76), Evans (J Murray, 72)

Unused subs: Lynn (GK), Ramsay (GK)


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