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Scottish resilience earns first win

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Norway 0-1 Scotland Scotland withstood intense pressure to hold on for their first win of the qualifying campaign.
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Scottish resilience earns first win

Norway 0-1 Scotland Scotland withstood intense pressure to hold on for their first win of the qualifying campaign.

Paul Gallagher's seventh-minute strike gave Scotland an unexpected Group 5 victory against Norway. The win provides some respite for under-pressure coach Rainer Bonhof, although the Scots remain bottom of the group.

Match forfeit
On Friday, they drew 2-2 with Italy, only to forfeit the game 3-0 because Stephen Whittaker played while suspended. However, they recovered to shock an in-form Norway side in Drammen.

Profligate Norway
On-loan Stoke City FC forward Gallagher latched onto a Mark Wilson pass and found the net with precision after seven minutes to give Scotland the lead, and Despite carving out numerous opportunities, Norway were unable to find an equaliser. Lars Iver Strand failed to connect properly with a presentable chance on 14 minutes, while Tomasz Sokolowski and Daniel Fredheim were also guilty of misses before half-time.

Defensive heroics
After the break Norway continued to pour forward, with Trond Olsen bringing the best out of Celtic FC defender Peter Lawson and goalkeeper Iain Turner. In the dying minutes, Lars Martin Engedal saw an effort cleared off the line, but Scotland survived for their first win of the qualifying campaign. Norway remain second, just a point ahead of Belarus and eight behind leaders Italy.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74359/postmatch/report/index.html#scottish+resilience+earns+first

Lineups

Norway

Norway

Scotland

Scotland

1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
1
TurnerIain Turner (GK)
2
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
2
BerraChristophe Berra
3
BertheussenEirik Bertheussen
Yellow Card41
Substitution78
3
RobertsonGregor Robertson
4
EngedalLars Martin Engedal
4
WattSteven Watt
5
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
Substitution71
5
CollinsNeil Collins
6
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Yellow Card84
6
BrownScott Brown
7
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
7
M. WilsonMark Wilson (C)
8
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
8
ThomsonKevin Thomson
9
HaugerHenning Hauger
9
ClarksonDavid Clarkson
Substitution87
10
StrandLars Iver Strand (C)
Substitution46
10
LawsonPaul Lawson
Yellow Card21
11
HoåsØyvind Hoås
11
GallagherPaul Gallagher
Goal7

Substitutes

12
LarsenJan Larsen (GK)
12
Alistair BrownAlistair Brown (GK)
13
GabrielsenAlexander Gabrielsen
13
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
14
EriksenLars-Kristian Eriksen
Substitution71
14
McCunnieJamie McCunnie
15
DahlChristoffer Dahl
15
BrightonTom Brighton
Substitution87
16
MyklebustMagnus Myklebust
Substitution78
16
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
17
OlsenTrond Olsen
Substitution46
17
McCormackRoss McCormack
18
PoljacBranimir Poljac
21
McDonaldJamie McDonald

Coach

Hallvar Thoresen (NOR) Rainer Bonhof (GER)

Referee

Igor Zakharov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Alexey Monahov (RUS), Igor Kotkovski (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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