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Murphy strike accounts for Belarus

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET
Scotland 1-0 Belarus
An injury-time goal by Jamie Murphy gave Billy Stark's side all three points against Belarus and a share of first place in Group 10.
by Alex O'Henley
from Saint Mirren Park
Murphy strike accounts for Belarus
Billy Stark's Scotland top Group 10 ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET

Murphy strike accounts for Belarus

Scotland 1-0 Belarus
An injury-time goal by Jamie Murphy gave Billy Stark's side all three points against Belarus and a share of first place in Group 10.

A goal by substitute Jamie Murphy two minutes into added time gave Scotland all three points against Belarus and a share of first place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Early chances
After a promising start by the visitors, Scotland took charge with Barry Bannan and David Gray dictating the play in midfield. The first opening fell to David Goodwillie on 12 minutes, but the striker lifted his shot over from close range. Paul Hanlon and Chris Maguire then tested goalkeeper Illya Gavrilov mid-way through the first half and just before the interval Kevin McDonald almost broke the deadlock, heading just wide of the post.

Three points clear
The second half was a scrappier affair and while Billy Stark's side continued to dominate proceedings it looked as though they would be frustrated by a resolute Belarus defence. However, with time almost up, substitute Murphy cut in from the right before drilling a low shot past Gavrilov to put Scotland on nine points from four games, level at the top of the section with Austria. Belarus, having had their winning start ended, are three behind with a game in hand. Scotland go to Azerbaijan next on 14 November, while Belarus host Albania on Wednesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.08CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Belarus

Belarus

1
MartinAlan Martin (GK)
1
GavrilovIlya Gavrilov (GK)
2
CaddisPaul Caddis (C)
3
MatveychikSergei Matveychik
Yellow Card71
3
MitchellChristopher Mitchell
7
SivakovMikhail Sivakov (C)
Yellow Card7
4
PerryRoss Perry
8
BukatkinNikita Bukatkin
Substitution86
5
HanlonPaul Hanlon
9
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
6
McGinnStephen McGinn
Yellow Card52
10
YurchenkoVladimir Yurchenko
Substitution73
7
GrayDavid Gray
Yellow Card53
Substitution67
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
15
RekishDmitri Rekish
Substitution65
9
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Yellow Card7
18
KarpovichIgor Karpovich
10
GoodwillieDavid Goodwillie
Yellow Card48
Substitution90+3
20
VeretiloOleg Veretilo
Yellow Card10
11
BannanBarry Bannan
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko

Substitutes

12
GallacherScott Gallacher (GK)
12
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
13
EastonBrian Easton
2
RyzhkoYuri Ryzhko
14
WotherspoonDavid Wotherspoon
4
PolitevichSergei Politevich
Substitution86
15
FleckJohn Fleck
5
RakhmanovArtem Rakhmanov
16
ForbesRoss Forbes
11
VoronkovAndrei Voronkov
Substitution65
17
MurphyJamie Murphy
Substitution67
Goal90+2
14
KolotseiAleksandr Kolotsei
18
LoyRory Loy
Substitution90+3
17
OstroukhYuri Ostroukh
Substitution73

Coach

Billy Stark (SCO) Georgi Kondratiev (BLR)

Referee

Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

Assistant referees

Mujo Tutun (BIH), Drago Cule (BIH)

Fourth official

Robert Zrilic (BIH)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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