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Scotland 1 (Corsie 74) Wales 1 (Wiltshire 58)
Scotland and Wales played out a tight 1-1 draw in Dumfries as both sides limbered up for crucial FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers over the next few weeks.
Scotland had the better of the first half chances at Palmerston Park, but were made to rue their lack of cutting edge in front of goal when Sarah Wiltshire broke the deadlock after 58 minutes. Notts County defender Rachel Corsie levelled the scores when she bundled the ball in to the net from close range with sixteen minutes remaining.
Both sides were missing their midfield maestros, with Scotland's Kim Little and Wales captain Jessica Fishlock on club duty in the USA with Seattle Reign. However, Scotland created a host of early opportunities.
The game was a highly significant one for Michelle Green who became the most capped player for Wales and she wore the captain's armband as she made her 93rd appearance for her country, going past the record of Neville Southall.
Lisa Evans showed great pace down the right wing, and the first real chance fell to the Turbine Potsdam forward with just 12 minutes gone, but her shot was easily held by goalkeeper Nicola Davies. Evans was involved again as she sent an inviting cross in to the box for Corsie, who headed just wide.
Davies then pulled off a superb double save to keep the score level. The Reading goalkeeper tipped Leanne Ross' angled drive on to the bar and then had to look sharp to keep out Jane Ross' effort as she pounced on the rebound.
Natasha Harding looked to be Wales main goal threat, but she dragged her first clear cut effort just wide of the post with only Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay to beat.
At the other end, the in-form Jane Ross, who has scored 10 goals - including two hat-tricks - during the World Cup qualifying campaign, had Davies beaten with a curling shot from a tight angle, but the ball crashed off the post.
Harding had a great opportunity as the half drew to a close. The Bristol Academy forward was racing clear on goal, but was foiled by a well timed Jennifer Beattie challenge on the edge of the box.
Scotland had the chance to go ahead when they were awarded a free kick in a perfect position after Jo Love - winning her 150th cap - came off worst in a clash with Angharad James. Beattie stepped up to take the kick, but it crashed off a well-organised wall.
Harding had another effort that was easily held by Fay, before Wiltshire struck. The Yeovil Town winger hit a low shot from the edge of the area that beat Fay but seemed to be rolling wide, before hitting off the post and in to the net.
Scotland pressed forward looking for the equaliser, and it was Corsie who eventually found the net. After some neat link up play with Jane Ross inside the box, Davies parried the Vittsjo GIK striker's effort before Corsie bundled the ball over the line from close range.
Scotland: Gemma Fay, Frankie Brown, Hayley Lauder (sub Nicola Docherty 84mins), Jennifer Beattie, Rachel Corsie, Joanne Love (sub Christie Murray 62mins), Leanne Crichton, Leanne Ross (sub Caroline Weir 62mins), Megan Sneddon (sub Ifeoma Dieke 69mins), Jane Ross, Lisa Evans. Subs not used: Shannon Lynn, Eilish McSorley, Kirsty Smith, Kerry Montgomery, Kathryn Hill.
Wales: Nicola Davies, Nicola Cousins (sub Samantha Quayle 90mins), Carys Hawkins, Kylie Davies, Sophie Ingle, Angharad James, Loren Dykes, Michelle Green (sub Josie Green 75mins), Natasha Harding (sub Hannah Keryakoplis 81mins), Sarah Wiltshire (sub Nadia Lawrence 79mins), Helen Bleazard (sub Rhian Cleverley 87mins). Subs not used: Sophie Dando, Alys Hinchcliffe, Georgia Evans, Megan Wynne.
(Report by www.scottishfa.co.uk)
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