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Scotland run riot at Tynecastle
 Women's Football News 22 Sep 2011
 
Scotland 7 (Lauder 2, Beattie 30, 42, J.Ross 38, 50, Corsie 47, Nokso-Koivisto og 76)
Finland 2 (Jones og 16, Tolvanen 75)
at Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh

Scotland were keen to avenge their 1-0 defeat in Finland on Sunday and did it in convincing style with a 7-2 win in Edinburgh on Wednesday night. 
 
The match was the first at Tynecastle Stadium since it was announced as Scotland's home for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifiers and the occasion was marked with with a comfortable win.
 
Scotland were the quickest out the blocks with Hayley Lauder scoring just two minutes into the match. The Spartans forward was perfectly positioned to knock the ball into the net after Finland goalkeeper Korpela parried a Jennifer Beattie header.
 
Going behind seemed to spur the vistors on and Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay had to be alert on a number of occasions to stop Finnish attacks.
 
The equaliser did come though and in bizarre circumstances. An innocuous looking back pass from Rhonda Jones wrong footed Fay and found its way into the net.
 
The rest of the half was all Scotland. The Finland defence had to look sharp to stop Beattie finding a way through, before Korpela punched away a Leanne Ross cross. The resulting corner from Lauder caused havoc in the Finland box, but the ball was eventually cleared.
 
Beattie was looking menacing up front and it came as no surprise when she scored to put Scotland back in the lead. Lauder spotted Beattie unmarked in the box, and sent in a cross which was duly headed past Korpela.
 
A powerful Jane Ross header from fifteen yards out put Scotland in the driving seat on 38 minutes, before Beattie got on the end of a Leanne Ross cross to coolly slot home just before half time to make it 4-1.
 
Captain Fay made way for Hibernian goalkeeper Shannon Lynn, and the player who took over the armband extended Scotland's lead after the break. The ball fell to Glasgow City defender Rachel Corsie on the edge of the box and her looping volley deceived the keeper and drifted into the net.
 
Just three minutes later Jane Ross grabbed her second and Scotland's sixth with a cheeky lob.
 
Marianna Tolvanen scored Finland's second goal of the game on 75 minutes but any glimmer of hope for the vistors was extinguished less than a minute later with the second own goal of the game. Katri Nokso-Koivisto tried to roll the ball back to her goalkeeper but overhit her pass and restored Scotland's five-goal advantage.
 
Megan Sneddon nearly increased Scotland's lead but was unlucky to see her vicious strike from 25 yards thunder off the Finland bar.
 
Scotland: Gemma Fay (sub Shannon Lynn 45mins), Rhonda Jones (sub Frankie Brown 63mins), Jennifer Beattie, Ifeoma Dieke, Rachel Corsie, Leanne Ross (sub Christie Murray 71mins), Rachael Small (sub Nicola Docherty 61mins), Kim Little, Megan Sneddon, Jane Ross (sub Suzanne Grant 71mins'), Hayley Lauder (sub Alana Marshall 77mins). Subs not used: Julie Fleeting, Joelle Murray.

(Report by www.scottishfa.co.uk)


 
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