International Friendly

Wales 1 - 5 Scotland (Forrest 8’, Burchill 41’, McLeary 52’, McAulay 77’, Berry 86’)

Wednesday, 21 February 3PM KO

Colliers Park, Wrexham

International Friendly

Wales 2 - 5 Scotland (Berry 58’, 67’, 80’, Jardine 74’, McLeary 78’)

Saturday, 24 February 12PM KO

Colliers Park, Wrexham

Scotland Women’s under-19s were clinical this week as they faced Wales in back-to-back matches in Wrexham. Both games at Colliers Park were part of a five-day training camp ahead of round two European Qualifiers in April.

Glasgow City’s Rachel Murchie earned her first call-up with Laura Berry making the step up from the under-17s. 

It didn’t take long for Scotland to get on the scoresheet on match-day one with Lisa Forrest setting the tone on 8 minutes with the opener. Wales equalised 5 minutes later but Tiree Burchill ensured the young team went into the break with the advantage with a goal just before half-time.

Captain Jodi McLeary made it 3-1 just after the restart and substitutes Mia McAulay and Laura Berry had an immediate impact, each grabbing a goal to wrap up a decisive victory south of the border.

Three changes were made to the starting line-up for match-day two. Brodie Greenwood, Mia McAulay and Mya Bates replaced Kayla Jardine, Jodi McLeary and Mason Clark. Norwich City’s Eloise Morran also made her debut as a substitute with Celtic FC’s Clare Goldie earning her first international captaincy.

It was a much closer encounter in the first 45 minutes with neither side able to break the deadlock. A triple substitution at half-time saw Berry, Jardine and McLeary introduced and the trio didn’t have any trouble finding the back of the net.

A double from Berry in quick succession gave Scotland a two-goal cushion and a third quickly followed thanks to 25-yard strike from Jardine on 74 minutes. Four minutes later McLeary got her second goal in two games before Berry secured a hat-trick with ten minutes to go.

Wales rallied for a late fight back with Scotland conceding a penalty and a goal in the last two minutes of regulation time, but it was too little too late as the young team proved to be a force to be reckoned with in Wales.

Next up:

Round two European Qualifiers in April against Lichtenstein, Cyprus and hosts Albania on April 3, 6 and 9 respectively.

Scotland Women’s Under-19s:

Eilidh Austin Rangers

Mya Bates Spartans

Laura Berry Rangers (on loan to Motherwell)

Aimee Black Aberdeen

Tiree Burchill Celtic

Mason Clark Rangers (on loan to Hamilton Academical)

Fallon Connolly-Jackson Sheffield United

Ava Easdon Glasgow City (on loan to Partick Thistle)

Jenna Ferguson Rangers (on loan to Partick Thistle)

Madison Finnie Aberdeen

Lisa Forrest Glasgow City

Clare Goldie Celtic

Brodie Greenwood Heart of Midlothian (on loan to Dundee Utd)

Kayla Jardine Rangers (on loan to Motherwell)

Lisa Maher-Rogers Celtic

Mia McAulay Rangers

Jodi McLeary Rangers

Eloise Morran Norwich City

Rachel Murchie Glasgow City