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Seven up again for rampant Scotland
 Women's Football News 27 Sep 2013
 
Scotland 7 (Evans 8, L.Ross 13, Little 36, Corsie 48, J.Ross 55, Beattie 65, Lappin 90)
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0

Scotland maintained their place at the top of FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Qualifying Group Four as they knocked seven goals past Bosnia-Herzegovina at Fir Park. 
 
Lisa Evans, Leanne Ross, Kim Little, Rachel Corsie, Jane Ross, Jennifer Beattie and Suzanne Lappin earned a convincing win for Anna Signeul's side in their first display at their new home for qualification matches.
 
Following their 7-2 victory over Faroe Islands on Sunday, the Scots are now three points clear of group rivals Sweden, who have played one game less and already the group is shaping up to be a two-horse race.
 
Scotland were clinical in the Faroes, and once more wasted no time in creating chances tonight, dominating the game from the outset. Leanne Crichton went close to giving Scotland the lead after seven minutes following a clever cut back by Little but her shot flew over the bar.
 
However just a minute later, Scotland went in front when Megan Sneddon played in Evans with a neat pass and the Turbine Potsdam midfielder fired beyond Almina Hodzic in the Bosnia-Herzegovina goal.
 
Scotland looked comfortable when in possession and were soon two goals to the good after 13 minutes. Evans found space inside the Bosnia-Herzegovina penalty area and teed up Leanne Ross whose low shot found the bottom corner of the net.
 
Scotland had the ball in the net again ten minutes later through a close range Evans header, but the assistant referee flagged for offside. Leanne Ross volleyed inches wide of the post on 27 minutes when she met a perfectly weighted Little pass as Scotland went in search of a third goal. Scotland's dominance soon paid off, when Leanne Ross played in Little and the influential midfielder made no mistake with her finish, rounding the goalkeeper and stroking the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-0 before half time.
 
Scotland continued where they left off after the interval and quickly opened up a four-goal lead as they piled on the pressure. Hayley Lauder initially went close on 47 minutes with a header which was brilliantly saved by Hodzic who made a flying stop to deny the Mallbackens IF defender.
 
But there was little the goalkeeper could do to deny Corsie when she headed the ball off the post and into the back of the net from the resulting Little corner a minute later. Jane Ross made it five after 55 minutes when she collected an Evans pass inside the box and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net.
 
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when a deflected Beattie shot from a free kick sent Scotland six goals up. Crichton was denied again at close range by Hodzic who made an excellent block just two yards from goal.
 
Substitute Suzanne Lappin completed the rout in added time, tapping home from six yards to add gloss to a ruthless display.
 
Scotland: Gemma Fay, Hayley Lauder (sub Emma Mitchell 53mins), Jennifer Beattie, Rachel Corsie, Frankie Brown, Lisa Evans, Megan Sneddon, Leanne Crichton, Leanne Ross (sub Suzanne Lappin 67mins), Kim Little, Jane Ross (sub Suzanne Mulvey 71mins), Subs not used: Shannon Lynn, Nicola Docherty, Eilish McSorley, Joelle Murray.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Almina Hodzic, Nikolina Dijakovic (sub Alma Hadzic 64mins), Amira Spahic, Milena Nikolic, Amela Fetahovic (sub Andrea Grebenar 82mins), Aida Hadzic, Iris Kadric, Alisa Spahic (sub Tatjana Stanic 74mins), Lidija Kulis, Svjetlana Crnjak, Amela Krso. Subs not used: Arnela Begic, Sumeja Bektas, Maksida Islamovic.

(Report by www.scottishfa.co.uk)


 
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