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Scotland surge sees off Faroes

Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 19.06CET
Scotland 6-0 Faroe Islands Five first-half goals were the foundation for a home victory in Glasgow with Darren Fletcher first off the mark.
Scotland surge sees off Faroes
James McFadden (left) congratulates Darren Fletcher on scoring Scotland's first goal ©AFP

Match statistics

ScotlandFaroe Islands

Goals scored6
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
0
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners9
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 19.06CET

Scotland surge sees off Faroes

Scotland 6-0 Faroe Islands Five first-half goals were the foundation for a home victory in Glasgow with Darren Fletcher first off the mark.

Scotland began their bid to reach UEFA EURO 2008™ in fine fashion as five first-half goals laid the foundation for an emphatic home victory against the Faroe Islands in their first Group B fixture.

First-half flurry
The Faroese had suffered a 6-0 reverse at home to Georgia in their opening qualifier last month and were soon on the back foot in front of more than 50,000 spectators at Celtic Park as early strikes from Darren Fletcher and James McFadden put the hosts in control. Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller increased the advantage from the penalty spot before Boyd scored Scotland's fifth seven minutes before half-time and substitute Garry O'Connor rounded off a fine afternoon's work with a late sixth.

Scottish salvo
Walter Smith's side made a perfect start in Glasgow and took the lead as early as the seventh minute, Miller wriggling free down the left to cross low for Fletcher to touch in at the far post. Three minutes later Miller was again involved as the Scots took a stranglehold on proceedings, turning cleverly on the edge of the area and, although he was tackled, the ball broke perfectly for McFadden to curl a low left-foot effort into the corner.

Penalty double
The match was effectively ended as a contest in the 24th minute when Óli Johannesen was adjudged to have brought down McFadden and Rangers FC attacker Boyd stepped up to beat Jákup Mikkelsen from the spot. The Faroese keeper was picking the ball out of his net again six minutes later after Atli Danielsen handled Fletcher's cross inside the box, giving Miller the chance to notch his first goal at this ground since joining Celtic FC in the summer.

Boyd boost
Fletcher also contributed to Scotland's fifth in the 38th minute, his clever through-pass allowing Boyd to outwit Mikkelsen at the second attempt. After a number of missed opportunities in the second period, O'Connor finally added a sixth with five minutes remaining, slotting in McFadden's centre and ensuring his team travel to Lithuania for their second game on Wednesday in good heart. The Faroese are at home to the same opponents on 7 October.

Last updated: 03/09/06 1.07CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
2
DaillyChristian Dailly
2
P.HansenPauli Hansen
3
NaysmithGary Naysmith
3
Ja. JoensenJanus Joensen
4
PressleySteven Pressley
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
5
WeirDavid Weir (C)
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Substitution84
6
QuashieNigel Quashie
Substitution85
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
Yellow Card40
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
Goal7
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
8
JohnssonJulian Johnsson
Substitution75
8
HartleyPaul Hartley
9
BorgJákup Borg
Yellow Card24
9
MillerKenny Miller
Goal30
Yellow Card43
Substitution61
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
10
BoydKris Boyd
Goal24
Goal38
13
JohannesenÓli Johannesen (C)
Yellow Card58
11
McFaddenJames McFadden
Goal10
15
J. FredriksbergJónhard Fredriksberg
Yellow Card51
Substitution60

Substitutes

12
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
16
SeverinScott Severin
Substitution85
5
Sím. SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution75
17
O'ConnorGarry O'Connor
Substitution61
Goal86
12
NielsenKári Nielsen
Substitution84
18
TealeGary Stewart Teale
Substitution46
18
ThorleifsonHanus Thorleifson
Substitution60
13
G. AlexanderGraham Alexander
11
JorgensenClaus Jorgensen
14
AndersonRussell Anderson
14
H. SamuelsenHans Pauli Samuelsen
15
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
17
MortensenVagnur Mortensen

Coach

Walter Smith (SCO) Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO)

Referee

Igor Egorov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Evgueni Volnin (RUS), Vladislav Khodeev (RUS)

Fourth official

Alexandre Gonchar (RUS)

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