Fleeting century cheers Scotland

Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 10.26CET
Slovakia 0-3 Scotland Shelley Kerr and Pauline Hamill were on target before Julie Fleeting crowned the victory with her 100th goal for Scotland.
by Richard Aikman & Rastislav Hribik
 
Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 10.26CET

Fleeting century cheers Scotland

Slovakia 0-3 Scotland Shelley Kerr and Pauline Hamill were on target before Julie Fleeting crowned the victory with her 100th goal for Scotland.
Shelley Kerr and Pauline Hamill were on target before Julie Fleeting crowned a fine performance with her 100th goal for Scotland in their assured UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ Group 5 win against Slovakia.

Fleeting landmark
Scotland hit the ground running as Kerr put the visitors ahead after just two minutes and it was soon 2-0 as another of their longest-serving players, Hamill, found her way past the home defence. Buoyed by the two-goal cushion Scotland put on a confident display and captain Fleeting completed her century in the second half, and was presented with a pair of golden boots by her sponsors after the game. "We are delighted with the scoreline," said Scotland coach Anna Signeul. "We played really good football, created many chances and scored three great goals."

Denmark encounter
The win took Scotland into second place in the section, a point ahead of Denmark and today's opponents - who go to Portugal on 16 February - and five points behind leaders Ukraine. Denmark have two games in hand, but visit Scotland at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday when Fleeting is set to win her 100th cap and Scottish Football Association (SFA) chief executive Gordon Smith will make a special presentation before the game. The SFA will also reward Fleeting for her goals landmark prior to the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifier between Scotland and Italy at Hampden Park on 17 November.

Slovakian slump
Meanwhile, Slovakia are coming to terms with a third group defeat in a row after two reverses against Ukraine in which they also did not score. Slovak Football Association head of women's football Dagmar Kilová said: "Although we knew Scotland had a good team, we hoped for a win. But they had better players. We could see a huge gap especially in ball skills. Our players tried hard, Marcela Lukácsová put on a solid performance, but Scotland deserved the points."
Last updated: 27/10/07 21.24CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Slovakia

Slovakia

Scotland

Scotland

1Lenka Gazdíková (GK)1Gemma Fay (GK)
2Monika Matysova (C)4Ifeoma Dieke
3Andrea Budošová5Michelle Kerr
Goal2'
4Zuzana Jarosova
Substitution87'
6Joanne Love
6Natalia Mackovicova
Substitution41'
7Amanda Burns
Substitution73'
7Ivana Bojdová9Megan Sneddon
9Katarina Dugovicova
Substitution69'
10Julie Fleeting (C)
Goal71'
10Lucia Ondrušová
Yellow Card31'
11Pauline Hamill
Goal16'
11Patricia Ferenciková14Leanne Ross
13Eva Kolenová15Julie Ferguson
Substitution62'
16Marcela Lukácsová18Kim Little
Substitution86'

Substitutes

12Maria Korenčiová (GK)12Claire Johnstone (GK)
5Lucia Zclvikova2Rhonda Jones
Substitution62'
8Dana Fecková3Stacey Cook
Substitution86'
14Anna Petrusova
Substitution41'
8Kirsty Mcbride
Substitution73'
15Veronika Klechová13Hollie Thomson
17Maria Zubková
Substitution69'
16Suzanne Grant
18Júlla Pivovarníková
Substitution87'
17Amy Mcdonald

Coach

František Urvay (SVK) Anna Signeul (SWE)

Referee

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Assistant referees

Moiken Reichert (jung) (GER), Marija Kurtes (GER)

Fourth official

Renata Tomasova (SVK)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Slovakia

    Slovakia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Norway, 21 August 2010
  • Scotland

    Scotland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Greece, 21 August 2010
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