Scotland Women go top after goal blitz in Macedonia

Rachel Corsie scored twice for Scotland Women
Rachel Corsie scored twice for Scotland Women
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SCOTLAND Women beat Macedonia 4-1 in Skopje to knock Iceland off top spot in their Euro 2017 qualifying group.

Having scored all their goals in the first half, there was some disappointment that the margin of victory hadn’t been much greater. But Rachel Corsie said: “It’s a difficult place to come to. They had so many players behind the ball. Once we knew that the game was sealed, the three points was the most important thing.”

Although incessant pressure in the opening 20 minutes failed to bring a goal, Scotland got a spate of them once Kim Little broke the deadlock. The No.10 then crossed for her Seattle Reign team-mate Corsie to double the lead four minutes later. The same player quickly added the third with a shot from outside the box. Caroline Weir made it four in nine minutes just after the half-hour. The home side, who had barely been in the Scotland half, pulled one back just before the interval through captain Natasa Andonova.

Scotland: Fay; Brown, McSorley, Beattie, Lauder; Corsie, Weir (Smith 74); L Ross (Arnot 65), Little, Love (Crichton 86); J Ross.