Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Scotland ease to victory
 Women's Football News 23 May 2010
 
Scotland ease to victory - 23 May 2010 - Women's Football NewsSCOTLAND 2 (Fernon, Little pen) NORTHERN IRELAND 0
Scotland maintained their excellent run of form with a convincing 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland at the Strathclyde Home Stadium in Dumbarton.
 
In a match totally controlled by the Scots, the home side should have gone in ahead at half time. Centre half Rachel Corsie was the first player to go agonisingly close, when she headed just past the post from a Scotland corner. Captain Julie Fleeting then sent a powerful header over the bar as she got on the end of another Scotland attack. The impressive Megan Sneddon was also unlucky as her 25-yard drive shaved the bar in a first period totally dominated by Scotland.
 
In the second half, Scotland continued to control the game, but moved the ball quicker and with more penetration. Kim Little nearly put her side into a well deserved lead when she was slipped through by full back Emma Fernon, but took an extra touch when perhaps she should have got her shot off earlier. The talented midfielder was in the thick of the action again, this time making excellent room for herself just inside the box, but she curled her effort just past the post.
 
Another chance for Fleeting and a shot from distance from Fernon, was beginning to make it seem like this was not going to be Scotland's day in front of goal but with twenty minutes remaining, full back Fernon eventually made the breakthrough. Kim Little laid the ball back to Fernon, and the Glasgow City defender struck from 20 yards out. The Northern Ireland keeper got her hand to the ball but could not stop it hitting the back of the net as Scotland went 1-0 ahead.
 
The goal was Fernon's first ever senior international goal in what is only her ninth cap and topped off a fine performance which saw her being named Player of the Match.
 
Scotland continued to attack the Irish, but were unable to add to their lead until the dying seconds of the match. Leanne Ross beat the full back and sent in a cross which was handled by the Irish defence leaving the referee no option but to point to the spot. Up stepped Kim Little who finished with ease to give Scotland the two-goal victory their play undoubtedly deserved.
 
Northern Ireland rarely threatened in the match. They had only one real opportunity when a run was made across the Scottish defence from a cross, but the Irish striker toe poked her effort well wide.
 
With her first ever senior goal and a Player of the Match performance, Scotland full back Emma Fernon was obviously delighted. She said: "It was fantastic to score my first ever goal and to be honest I didn't even know how to celebrate.
 
"I thought overall it was a convincing win for us today, although at times our final ball let us down. In the first half we were a little over cautious defensively and at half time Anna (Signeul) told the full backs to push forward, which was great news for me. I must have spent the whole second half attacking, which obviously gave me the chance to score. Confidence is really high in the team just now and the spirit is fantastic. We are really looking forward to the World Cup qualifiers next month."
 
(Report by Laura Montgomery)

 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)