Burton Albion FC Stadium - Burton-on-Trent 29/11/2013 - 20:00CET (19:00 local time)

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Scotland shine in stalemate with Spain

Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 22.08CET
Scotland 0-0 Spain
Scotland earned their first point at Under-17 level as both teams remained in the hunt for a semi-final place.
by Simon Hart
from Burton Albion FC Stadium

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Match statistics

ScotlandSpain

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts7
 
15
on target2
 
7
off target5
 
5
blocked0
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners2
 
13
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
5
Fouls suffered4
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 30/11/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 22.08CET

Scotland shine in stalemate with Spain

Scotland 0-0 Spain
Scotland earned their first point at Under-17 level as both teams remained in the hunt for a semi-final place.

Scotland earned their first-ever point at the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship by holding two-time winners Spain to a goalless draw in Burton.

It was an impressive performance by Scotland who might even have nicked victory during an exciting second half although the biggest beneficiaries of the stalemate were Germany, the Group B leaders, whose qualification was confirmed by this result. Jorge Vilda's Spain are second in the group on four points while Scotland have one – and, with it, a faint chance of qualifying.

Scotland were 3-0 down at half-time in their opening defeat against Germany but this time, wiser for that experience, they matched their fancied opponents from the start. Save for one early moment of worry when Aitana Bonmati failed to connect cleanly with Pilar Garrote's cross, Pauline Hamill's side succeeded largely in containing the Spanish threat and when Nahikari García did find a path to goal, she found it blocked by Rebecca Flaherty.

In the 25th minute the Añorga KKE forward pounced on a loose ball in the box but Flaherty got down well and saved. On the stroke of half-time, García tried again but Flaherty dived low to turn the shot behind and she did even better nine minutes after the restart to tip over Silvia Mérida's header.

Hamill responded with a double substitution of Chelsea Cornet and Kirsty Howat for Sarah Robertson and Lia Tweedie after 58 minutes and moments later Scotland so nearly had a goal. Alyshia Walker played in Erin Cuthbert and, though her first shot was blocked, she pounced on the rebound only to fire against the post with the goal gaping. Although Patricia Guijarro nodded over from an Andrea Sánchez corner, Scottish tails were up. There was even a chorus of 'Flower of Scotland' from their supporters as Hamill's team went for the win.

Walker volleyed over, Cuthbert turned and shot at Elena De Toro and then Carla Jackson broke clear down the left but De Toro made the save. There was almost a sting in the tail at the other end as García turned and shot but Flaherty foiled her for one final time.

Last updated: 02/12/13 14.21CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Spain

Spain

1Rebecca Flaherty (GK)1Elena De Toro (GK)
2Courtney Whyte2Nuria Garrote (C)
3Sarah Clelland3Beatriz Beltrán
4Georgie Rafferty (C)4Silvia Mérida
Substitution80+2
6Abigail Harrison6Pilar Garrote
Substitution74
7Sarah Robertson
Substitution58
7Nahikari García
10Alyshia Walker8Mireya García Boa
11Carla Jackson9Patricia Guijarro
13Lia Tweedie
Substitution58
10Andrea Sánchez
14Hayley Sinclair
Substitution65
14Aitana Bonmati
Substitution62
16Erin Cuthbert16Queralt Gómez

Substitutes

12Laura Hamilton (GK)5Rocío Gálvez
Substitution80+2
5Rachel McLauchlan11Carmen Menayo
8Chelsea Cornet
Substitution58
12Laura Ortega
9Kirsty Howat
Substitution58
15Cintia Montagut
15Dana Baird
Substitution65
17Maite Oroz
Substitution62
17Chantelle Brown18Laura Domínguez
Substitution74
18Carla Boyce

Coach

Pauline Hamill (SCO) Jorge Vilda (ESP)

Referee

Irina Turovskaya (BLR)

Assistant referees

Susann Küng (SUI), Mathilde Abildgaard (DEN)

Fourth official

Tania Fernandes Morais (LUX)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Scotland

    Next match Women's Under-17: v France, 02 December 2013
  • Spain

    Next match played Women's Under-17: v Germany, 02 December 2013, 4-0
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