Ebene News – GB – Scotland double their victory in Cyprus

The Scottish women put to bed the demons of their failed European Championships qualifying campaign – with an outright 10-0 win in Cyprus this lunch

In what was Stuart McLaren’s first game at the helm of the national team, the interim boss saw his side dominate Cyprus in the dead rubber match of the Euro qualifiers

Erin Cuthbert, Martha Thomas and Jane Ross all signed the doubles for Scotland, with Caroline Weir, Kirsty Hanson, Lizzie Arnot and Claire Emslie also shooting at home

Manchester City midfielder Caroline Weir’s goal was the squad’s pick – a magnificent solo effort that saw Weir take on three defenders, before casually beating Matthaiou in the Cypriot goal

Although this win faces significantly weaker opposition, it will give Scotland hope they can change their fortunes after a disappointing qualifying campaign

Interim head coach Stuart McLaren told BBC Scotland: “I’m a happy man after this performance and result We challenged the players to go out and remind everyone how great they are. good

“We asked the players to have a little more conviction and be a little more ruthless in front of goal They obviously did that by scoring ten goals in 90 minutes

“The thing that I liked the most was that they never stopped for the 90 minutes. There is a real will to make this the start of the next step”

Scotland took the lead in the game just 11 minutes later, when striker Erin Cuthbert shot a half volley on an expert cross from Kirsty Hanson, before a second was added by the ‘attacker Martha Thomas in the 23 minutes

Caroline Weir’s incredible solo effort came three minutes later, and at this point the game looked well out of reach for struggling Cyprus

And things were going from bad to worse for the home side, when Scotland added a fourth and fifth goal before halftime – Kirsty Hanson finishing well from the edge of the box, before Erin Cuthbert n ‘ensures his double a few moments later

McLaren then made their first changes as Scotland boss, with Natalie Ross, Claire Emslie and Lisa Robertson at halftime

It only took about ten minutes for Scotland to settle down before the goals started to come back; Lizzie Arnot made six out of 57 minutes Claire Emslie, who was impressive after her halftime introduction, scored her goal less than ten minutes later with a cushioned left-foot finish after a well-worked move

Jane Ross was the next substitute to make a difference in the game scoring Scotland’s eighth and tenth goals Martha Thomas’s second of the game was sandwiched between Ross’s brace

Scotland will ruin the missed opportunity to qualify for the European Championships, but this victory will undoubtedly give the team confidence in their ability to reach another major tournament in the near future

This victory will certainly set Stuart McLaren screaming for the best job on a permanent basis, and on this performance it would be naïve to rule out the former Stirling Albion coach

Scotland will face Portugal on Tuesday 23 February, with the kick-off at 3.15 p.m. You can watch the match live on BBC Alba

3rd year journalism and political science student at the University of Stirling Sports writer Bylines in Brig and The Oban Times

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Ebene News – GB – Scotland hit double digits in a sensational victory in Cyprus

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