Scotland Women edged out by world champions USA

Scotland Women put up a spirited display in a 1-0 friendly defeat by world champions the USA in Paisley.

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 9:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 9:59 pm
Kirsty Smith challenges Mallory Pugh of the USA

Alex Morgan’s first-half volley proved the difference between the sides in the Scots’ first home fixture since qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in France.

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Carli Lloyd had the chance to extend the Americans’ lead in the second half but sent her penalty against the crossbar.

Shelley Kerr’s side, backed by a crowd of 3790, pressed for an equaliser and almost got it late on when substitute Lana Clelland sprung the offside trap. However, USA goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris denied the Scot with a fine save.

Scotland: Alexander (Lynn 46); Arthur (Smith 46), Corsie, Beattie, Lauder (Brown 46); Love (Murray 65), Weir; Brown (Arnot 84), Cuthbert, Emslie; Ross (Clelland 75). Unused subs: Fife, Docherty, Ness, Crichton, Murray, Kerr.