Pedersen pounces for Denmark

Published: Wednesday 31 October 2007, 15.54CET
Scotland 0-1 Denmark The experienced Merete Pedersen scored just past the hour mark to give Denmark an important Group 5 victory in Scotland.
Published: Wednesday 31 October 2007, 15.54CET

Pedersen pounces for Denmark

Scotland 0-1 Denmark The experienced Merete Pedersen scored just past the hour mark to give Denmark an important Group 5 victory in Scotland.

Merete Pedersen showed a cool head to give Denmark an important UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 5 win in Scotland.

Narrow win
The visitors only began their campaign on Saturday with a 5-1 defeat of Portugal while Scotland had moved to four points from three games by winning 3-0 in Slovakia. Julie Fleeting scored her 100th goal for Scotland in that match but her hopes of success as she reached a century of caps in Perth were dashed by Pedersen, who took her own tally of strikes to 58 from 121 appearances.

Scotland denied
Scotland kept things very tight in the first half and nearly went ahead in the 42nd minute when their most-capped player, Pauline Hamill, went close. However, Denmark made the breakthrough just past the hour through Pedersen and Scotland could not carve out an equaliser.

Denmark are now within three points of Ukraine, who have also won all their games so far, with Scotland two behind the Scandinavian side having played two more matches. Denmark go to Slovakia and welcome Scotland for their next qualifiers in April, but first face a two-legged play-off against Sweden for a place in the 2008 Olympics on 8 and 28 November, the opening leg at home.

Last updated: 31/10/07 22.00CET

Related information

Team profiles






7Amanda Burns
3Katrine Pedersen (C)
4Ifeoma Dieke11Merete Pedersen
1Gemma Fay (GK)16Tine Cederkvist (GK)
11Pauline Hamill
5Bettina Falk
2Rhonda Jones
8Julie Rydahl Bukh
5Michelle Kerr7Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen
18Kim Little4Gitte Andersen
6Joanne Love6Mariann Gajhede Knudsen
14Leanne Ross2Mia Brogaard
9Megan Sneddon14Camilla Sand Andersen
10Julie Fleeting (C)9Maiken Pape


3Stacey Cook10Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
15Julie Ferguson
15Janne Madsen
16Suzanne Grant
17Marie Herping
12Claire Johnstone (GK)13Nanna Mølbach Johansen
8Kirsty Mcbride
12Christina Øyangen Ørntoft
17Amy Mcdonald18Line Røddik Hansen
13Hollie Thomson1Heidi Johansen (GK)


Anna Signeul (SWE) Kenneth Heiner-møller (DEN)


Anouk De Jong (NED)

Assistant referees

Vivian Peeters (NED), Juliëtte Nicolet Marianne Bakker (NED)

Fourth official

Morag Pirie (SCO)


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See also

  • Scotland


    Next match womensworldcup: v Greece, 21 August 2010
  • Denmark


    Next match womensworldcup: v Scotland, 25 August 2010
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