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Scotland consolidated their position at the top of UEFA Women's Under-19 First Qualifying Round Group Eight after beating Georgia 14-1 in Macedonia.
Durham's Zoe Ness scored five, Buchan's Hannah Stewart grabbed four, Rangers' Rachel Halliday bagged a brace and Arsenal's Caroline Weir, Hibernian's Elizabeth Arnot and Clare Williamson each scored one apiece.
Scotland play second placed Romania on Thursday where a win or a draw would win them the mini-tournament.
The top two in ten of the eleven groups across Europe proceed to the second qualifying round. The runners-up with the worst goal difference across each of the eleven groups misses out. The group winners and best runners-up in the second stage join the tournament hosts in the finals in Norway next July.
Despite the impressive scoreline, it was Georgia who took the lead in the fourth minute but Gareth Evans' side responded superbly with an endless conversion of chances.
This is Evans' first series of competitive matches with the women's under-19s. He got off to a winning start on Saturday with a 7-0 win against Macedonia.
Scotland: Megan Cunningham, Rachael O'Neill, Emily McKerlie, Lucy Graham, Elizabeth Arnot, Rachel Halliday, Chloe Arthur (sub Clare Williamson 26mins), Fiona Brown, Caroline Weir (sub Leigh Nicol 56mins), Zoe Ness (sub Katey Turner 45mins), Hannah Stewart. Subs not used: Jenna Fife, Haylie Crosbie, Abbi Grant, Carolina Richardson.
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