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Scotland ease past Lithuania

Published: Thursday 11 October 2007, 23.24CET
Scotland 3-0 Lithuania Two goals just before half-time helped the hosts to their first victory in qualifying Group 6 at Easter Road.
by Alex O'Henley

Match statistics

ScotlandLithuania

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 6: DEN / SVN / LTU / FIN / SCO

PPts
Finland Finland26
Denmark Denmark34
Scotland Scotland34
Slovenia Slovenia24
Lithuania Lithuania41
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Thursday 11 October 2007, 23.24CET

Scotland ease past Lithuania

Scotland 3-0 Lithuania Two goals just before half-time helped the hosts to their first victory in qualifying Group 6 at Easter Road.

Two goals on the stroke of half-time gave Scotland a platform for their first victory in 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Lithuania at Easter Road.

Strong start
The home side started strongly and goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis made a series of excellent saves to keep Lithuania in contention. However, just as it looked like the visitors were going to weather the storm, Scotland broke the deadlock a minute before the interval when Ross McCormack slotted home Steven Fletcher’s cutback. Seconds later McCormack turned provider for Charlie Mulgrew who sent the Scots in two ahead at the break. Substitute Elvades Grigaitis almost halved the deficit six minutes after the restart with a long-range effort that hit the crossbar only for Fletcher to put the result beyond doubt moments later when he applied the finishing touch to an impressive passing move.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.16CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Lithuania

Lithuania

3
ConsidineAndrew Considine
2
ArlauskisDavydas Arlauskis
5
CuthbertScott Cuthbert
Substitution86
1
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
9
S. FletcherSteven Fletcher
Goal58
Substitution82
7
ČinikasMarius Činikas
7
McCormackRoss McCormack
Goal45
3
FreidgeimasGeorgas Freidgeimas
1
McDonaldJamie McDonald (GK)
9
GalkevičiusDominykas Galkevičius (C)
10
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
Goal45+1
Substitution67
5
GnedojusKazimieras Gnedojus
11
S. NaismithSteven Naismith (C)
Yellow Card32
11
JersovasArturas Jersovas
Yellow Card35
Substitution46
4
ReynoldsMark Reynolds
10
LeliugaRytis Leliuga
Substitution67
6
HamillJamie Hamill
6
PalionisMarrus Palionis
2
KennethGarry Kenneth
8
UrbsusAndrius Urbsus
Substitution82
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
4
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas

Substitutes

17
CampbellRoss Campbell
Substitution82
12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
18
ElliotCalum Elliot
18
LukoševiciusMindaugas Lukoševicius
13
McCannKevin McCann
Substitution86
15
PadaigisDeividas Padaigis
14
QuinnRocco Quinn
14
VėževičiusRobertas Vėževičius
Substitution82
12
SmithChristopher Smith (GK)
16
GrigaitisEvaldas Grigaitis
Substitution46
15
StevensonLewis Stevenson
Substitution67
17
VyšniauskasTomas Vyšniauskas
Substitution67
Yellow Card70
16
CameronGreg Cameron
13
GrazysDeividas Grazys

Coach

Maurice Malpas (SCO) Igoris Pankratjevas (LVA)

Referee

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Castellani (FRA), Didier Grenier (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

Legend:

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