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FULL TIME Scotland 7-0 Belarus
What a stunning victory for Scotland. Those goals could prove to be vital towards the end of the group.
90+2 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 7-0 Belarus (Jo Love)
Scotland are in seventh heaven. Sloppy passing by Belarus in their own half is pounced upon by Arnot, who used her strength and then teed up Jo Love, whose right-footed shot sailed into the top right corner.
89 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 6-0 Belarus (Jo Love)
Scotland have the ball around the Belarus box, but they never panic. Jane Ross tees up Jo Love, who from 25 yards curls the ball into the top right corner. What. A. Goal.
Scotland have another corner. Little plays it short, Arnot drives a ball into the box, it deflect to Hayley Lauder 20 yards from goal who shoots just wide of the near post
84 mins – CLOSE
Belarus nearly score! Goncharova’s cross looks like Gemma Fay has it caught, but she drops it, and Kharlanova has her shot cleared off the line by McSorley!
82 mins – Scotland Sub
Christie Murray replaces goalscorer Caroline Weir.
82 mins – Belarus Sub
Slesarchik replaces Avkhimovich
Little’s corner is dangerous and McSorley’s header bounces into the ground and the keeper just about makes the save.
Arnot’s tenacious play down the left allows her to get a cross in which is turned behind at the near post.
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77 mins – Scotland Sub
Chloe Arthur replaces Jennifer Beattie.
The ball falls to Caroline Weir in the box, she controls the ball but then shoots straight at the keeper.
Little’s corner is overhit and on the right-wing, Love launches the ball back in but the keeper catches it.
Nearly a chance for Belarus as Pilipenko has the ball on the edge of the box, but Elish McSorley makes a super sliding tackle.
Scotland work a corner short and Belarus just about clear it.
70 mins – Scotland Sub
Lizzie Arnot replaces Rachel Corsie
69 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 5-0 Belarus (Lisa Evans)
A long ball from the Scotland defence is headed back by Astashova into the path of Lisa Evans who places the ball into the far corner.
66 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 4-0 Belarus (Jane Ross)
Jo Love sees her 25 yard effort deflect wide of the near post. Little’s corner is played to the near post, the keeper comes to claim but Jane Ross is ahead of her to head to the ball into the empty net.
Scotland have a corner, but Little’s delivery comes to nothing
61 mins – CLOSE
Close again. Evan’s cross picks out Jane Ross whose header just creeps over.
60 mins – CLOSE
Wow, nearly a stunning fourth. Scotland’s passing just wasn’t working and Weir shoots from 30 yards, and her curling effort only just goes over.
Scotland have played this second half at pace. Evans does well down the right and her cross is superbly held by Botyanovskaya
57 mins – Belarus Subs
Pilipenko and Goncharova replace Kozyupa and Shuppo
Scotland have a free-kick on the right, and Little’s delivery is only just palmed away.
53 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 3-0 Belarus (Rachel Corsie)
A stray Belarus ball back towards their box under Scotland pressure on the half-way line falls to Jane Ross who unselfishly plays Rachel Corsie into the box who finishes with a deft finish.
A couple of chances for Scotland. Evans, at the byline, cuts the ball back to Jane Ross who shoots wide under strong pressure. And then Jo Love has her long-range effort blocked.
46 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 2-0 Belarus (Caroline Weir)
What a start by Scotland! Quick out of the blocks and score 20 seconds into the second half as Little’s pass is deflected into the box to Caroline Weir who stabs the ball past the keeper. Great start!
Second half gets underway
HALF-TIME Scotland 1-0 Belarus
It looked like it would have been a highly frustrating half for Scotland, but just at the end, Jane Ross headed Scotland into the lead.
44 mins – GOAL SCOTLAND 1-0 Belarus (Jane Ross)
Just what Scotland needed. Just inside the Belarus half, Little launches a lovely ball into the box where Jane Ross heads past the approaching keeper. What a brilliant time to score!
Evans is in a dangerous position in the box, but she is denied by Astashova’s superb sliding tackle. Goal-saving challenge.
By the goal-line, Evans crosses towards Jane Ross who shoots wide at the near post.
Scotland have another corner. It is worked short which allows Little to break into the box, but her cross aacross the six-yard box is claimed by the keeper.
34 mins – CLOSE
Just past the half-hour mark, and Scotland are still on top but struggling to break down Belarus. They have a free-kick on the right-wing though. Little’s left-footed delivery curls to the far post area where Weir’s deflected shot smashes off the post. Close! Seconds later, Weir has a shot from 25 yards blocked by Astashova
This is better from Scotland who are trying to exploit the flanks. Lisa Evans crosses from the right and Caroline Weir only just heads over.
Finally a shot on target, but not one to shout about. Jane Ross makes room on the left corner of the box, but her shot is tame and easily saved by Botyanovskaya.
Scotland are dominating the game, but have yet to hit the target. But they need to be patient. A 1-0 win will do them nicely.
Little’s corner picks out Love at the far post who waits for the ball, before volleying well over.
Lisa Evans fires in a dangerous cross which Belarus just about deal with.
Scotland try and work a corner short, but it doesn’t pay off but they have a throw-in in dangerous area. Which Belarus then clear.
Great work from Jane Ross wins Scotland another corner. Little’s delivery falls to Corsie, but she doesn’t make a great connection and Belarus can clear.
Scotland have the ball in the box, Rachel Corsie cuts the ball across the six-yard box but Belarus just about clear.
Scotland have an early corner. Kim Little’s corner is aimed towards Jennifer Beattie at the far post, but a series of head tennis allow Belarus to clear.
The 2017 UEFA Euro Qualifier gets underway
Here come the anthems. Belarus first.
19:40 – Scotland Team
Fay, McSorley, Corsie, Brown, Love, Lauder, Weir, Beattie, Little, Evans, Jane Ross.
19:40 – Belarus Team
Botyanovskaya, Beshten, Kozyupa, Kunitskaya, Karachun, Linnik, Kharlanova, Shuppo, Urazaeva, Astashova, Avkhimovich.
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