Poles axed by Scotland’s Women 3-1 in Gdansk


[media-credit name=”© Graeme Berry” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Anna Signeul’s side started the game the better of the two sides and within 20 minutes of the start they were already two goals to the good.

The influential Jane Ross of Glasgow City delivered a pin point cross to the back post for Lisa Evans to head home her second international goal at senior level, in what was her first start for the national side.

Evans turned provider, as she sent in a cross for City team-mate Ross to head Scotland into a 2-0 lead.

Into the second half and the game died down a bit, but the hosts managed to pull a goal back but it was merely a consolation goal as Scotland controlled the remainder of the match and secured the victory on 68 minutes with their third goal of the night.

Again it was Evans who provided the assist, sending in a cross for Arsenal’s Jennifer Beattie to score, with the help of a deflection off a Polish defender.

Scotland keeper and captain Gemma Fay equalled Pauline Hamill’s record of 141 caps, and defender Rhonda Jones made her 100th international appearance. 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 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.”

Source: Scottish FA


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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