Over days two and three of the 2016 Homeless Word Cup, Scotland’s Women kept up their winning ways.
Scotland 7-2 Wales
Late on Monday, they took on Wales in a highly anticipated match and captain Karen Bogie came close early on after a patient build up. Soon after though, they took the lead when Kay Mustoe found the bottom-left corner.
Scotland thought they had made it 2-0 but the officials deemed the ball hadn’t crossed the line, but soon Bogie scored twice in quick succession to make it Scotland 3-0 Wales.
The Scotland keeper Krissi Rodgers make a superb save late on in the first half before Sophie Gallacher scored twice in the final two minutes to make the score at half-time 5-0 to Scotland.
Scotland nearly extended their lead early in the second half, but was denied by a wonder save from the Welsh keeper.
And then Wales managed to pull a goal back to make it 5-1, but Stephanie Tweed restored Scotland’s five-goal advantage seconds later.
Sophie Gallacher’s strike was brilliantly saved before Wales once again scored after the Scottish keeper Krissi Rodgers made a great save, but the Welsh Number 3 was in the right place to score.
But in the final minute, Paige Riggans scored to make in 7-2.
Argentina 7-8 Scotland
On Tuesday afternoon, Argentina competed with Scotland in a friendly match and the crowd was treated to a highly entertaining match.
Scotland took the lead in the opening minute through Stephanie Tweed, but Argentina equalised in the second minute through Patricia Alejandra Olivera.
Tweed and Gallacher had chances to retake the lead for Scotland, but in the fifth minute, Mustoe’s distance shot made it 2-1 to Scotland. Each side scored in the final minute of the first half, meaning the half-time score was 3-2 to Scotland.
Rodgers throw picked out Courtney Lynn on the edge of the box and she beat the keeper to make it 4-2. Argentina fought back and soon pulled a goal back, and nearly equalised but were denied by Rodgers’ stunning save.
Lynn’s stunning strike made it 5-3 to Scotland in the ninth minute, but seconds later, Argentina pulled a goal back.
A wonderful Scottish move was converted by Gallacher, and then, once again Argentina pulled a goal back second later, making the score 6-5 in the 12th minute.
In the final minute, goals from Gallacher and Boggie score Scotland 8-5 up, but the excitement wasn’t over with Argentina scoring twice to make the final score 8-7.
Netherlands 5-8 Scotland
Scotland produced a great performance to beat Netherlands 8-5.
It took just 25 seconds for Scotland to take the lead through Gallacher. Soon after, she had two shots brilliantly blocked to keep the score 1-0.
A superb move from Netherlands nearly found an equaliser, but the shot from their Number 7 went just over.
And then in the fourth minute, Gallacher converted fro the edge of the box after a brilliant Scottish move.
Boggie had two chances saved, but in the sixth minute, she showed great composure to find the bottom left corner to make it 3-0.
In the final minute of the first half, Gallacher’s side-footed finish found the back of the net, and then Scotland had a chance to make it 5-0 from a penalty, but Boggie’s effort just went over.
Early in the second half, Boggie did score to make it 5-0, and then Tweed’s drilled shot scored their sixth. Mustoe made in 7-0, but then Netherlands pulled a goal back in the 10th minute.
Lynn made in 8-1, and over the final three minutes, Netherlands scored four times as they threatened to mount a comeback – but at full-time, the score was 8-5 to Scotland.