Scotland beat Switzerland 2-1 to keep World Cup dreams alive in front of a record crowd of 4,098.
Scotland defeated the World Cup qualifying Group 2 leaders Switzerland 2-1 in front of a record crowd of 4,098 in Paisley.
A two goal victory for Scotland over Switzerland would have knocked them off the top of the group, however Scotland’s World Cup dreams are still alive if they get a better result when they play Albania (on Tuesday) than Switzerland’s result in Poland.
Scotland’s victory against Switzerland have put them both on 18 points at the top of qualifying Group 2.
The home side were quick to get on the score-sheet as Kim Little setup Erin Cuthbert on the edge of the box who beat Gaelle Thalmann with her low shot just after a minute played.
The dream start continued for Scotland as they doubled their lead quickly in the 5th minute. Kim Little took the shot which seemed to get a deflection off a Swiss player into the back of the net.
Switzerland dampened the celebrations as Lara Dickenmann found the back of the net just 80 seconds later. This settled the game down and the away side found themselves more in control.
Jennifer Beattie did a goal-line clearance to deny Ramona Bachmann the equaliser and the first half ended 2-1.
The second half put Scotland under pressure as Switzerland pressed for an equaliser but the home-side started to gain control again in the later stages of the match.
Weir almost came close to netting Scotland’s third goal and the all important 2-goal win, but Thalmann managed to save her free-kick from 25 yards.
The UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 sees the seven group winners progressing and the top four runners-up enter play-offs, from which only one team qualifies.
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