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Scotland and Wales draw thriller
 Women's Football News 28 Oct 2011
 
Scotland 2 (J.Ross 19, Beattie 44) Wales 2 (Lea 3, Lander 26)
Scotland drew 2-2 with Wales in a pulsating encounter at Tynecastle in Scotland's second match of the Euro 2013 qualifying campaign. 
 
The match was end to end throughout with both sides having chances to score.
 
Wales took the lead after just three minutes in a hugely entertaining first half thanks to Amie Lea. Wales nearly went two goals up three minutes later but Helen Lander fired wide.
 
Scotland equalised just before the twenty minute mark following great link up play from the front pairing. The ball fell to Jennifer Beattie 35 yards from goal and her first time ball released her strike partner Jane Ross who coolly finished to score her second goal of the qualifying campaign.
 
Both sides then had chances to go ahead with the best falling to Wales' Helen Bleazard but her volley sailed over the bar. On 26 minutes, however, Wales went back in front through a goal from Helen Lander. The striker was sent through on goal and rounded Gemma Fay to slot the ball into the empty net despite the desperate attempts of Rachel Corsie to keep it out.
 
Both sides continued to press with Kim Little flashing a shot wide before Gwennan Harries headed a chance over the bar at the other end. Anna Signeul's side continued to look for an equaliser and it duly came just before half time. Emma Fernon controlled the ball 25 yards from goal and fired a shot at goal and Jennifer Beattie was there to glance the ball beyond Nicola Davies.
 
The second half was much the same as the first with chances galore for both sides. Nicola Davies in the Wales goal had to look sharp, first to stop a Beattie header then to claw away an inswinging corner from Megan Sneddon.
 
The Scotland coach made her first change on the hour mark with Jo Love coming on for Leanne Ross. With fifteen minutes remaining Love's beautiful first touch took her past the Wales left back but Kylie Davies got across to cut out the danger before she could get her shot away.
 
Hayley Lauder was involved in Scotland's next two chances, firstly with a through ball that was just too hard for Jane Ross to meet, then Jane Ross turned provider but the Welsh defence were able to get back to prevent Lauder getting to Ross' cross at the front post.
 
Wales tired in the last fifteen minutes with Scotland having the best chances to go ahead. Megan Sneddon fizzed a 30-yard shot just wide before curling a chance from the edge of the box narrowly past the far post but a decisive goal would not come and both sides had to settle for a point. 
 
(Report by www.scottishfa.co.uk)

Scotland: Gemma Fay, Rachael Small, Emma Fernon (sub Lisa Evans 87mins), Ifeoma Dieke, Rachel Corsie, Leanne Ross (sub Joanne Love 61mins), Hayley Lauder, Kim Little, Megan Sneddon, Jennifer Beattie, Jane Ross. Subs not used: Shannon Lynn, Rhonda Jones, Suzanne Grant, Frankie Brown, Joelle Murray.

Wales: Nicola Davies, Loren Dykes, Sophie Ingle, Kylie Davies, Jayne Ludlow, Amie Lea (sub Angharad James 89mins), Helen Bleazard, Michelle Green (sub Hayley Ladd 82mins), Helen Lander, Gwennan Harries (sub Hannah Keryakoplis 55mins), Jessica Fishlock. Subs not used: Rhian Nokes, Sally Wade, Nia Jones, Natasha Harding.
 
 
 GROUP FOUR  P   W   D   L   F   A  Pts 
 France   4   4   0   0   17   2   12 
 Republic of Ireland   3   2   0   1   5   3   6 
 Scotland   2   1   1   0   8   3   4 
 Wales   3   0   1   2   3   8   1 
 Israel   4   0   0   4   1   18   0 

 
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