Women’s International Challenge Match
Poland 1 – 3 Scotland
Lisa Evans 13’ (Scotland)
Jane Ross 19’ (Scotland)
68’ (own goal)
Agnieszka Winczo (Poland)
Scotland produced a professional performance to defeat Poland in Gdansk, in an afternoon that saw goalkeeper and captain Gemma Fay equal Pauline Hamill’s record of 141 caps and defender Rhonda Jones make her 100th international appearance.
Anna Signeul’s side started the match with purpose, and were two goals up within twenty minutes.
Jane Ross delivered a cross into the back post for Lisa Evans to head in her second senior international goal in her first starting appearance.
Evans and Ross switched roles for the second goal, with Evans providing the cross for her Glasgow City team mate to head home.
The tempo dropped in the second half and the home side pulled one back.
But Scotland remained in control, and put the result beyond doubt in the 68th minute.
Evans was the provider again, sending a cross in to the head of Arsenal’s Jennifer Beattie, which took a deflection off a Polish defender.
In another milestone, Celtic’s Emily Thomson came on as a second half substitute to pick up her first international cap.
Anna Signeul said: “I was very pleased with the performance from back to front. We knew that Poland would be fast, technical and skillful, so we would have to keep our shape and defend well. We always perform better when we play at a high tempo, so we also had to concentrate on moving the ball quickly and breaking forward with pace.
“We did both very well today and there was real disappointment amongst the team that we conceded a goal.
“All in all it was a very positive match, and we look forward to taking on Sweden at Stark’s Park on 26th May, and our next Euro 2013 qualifier against Israel at Tynecastle on 16 June.”
Patrycja Balcerzak (Pogoń Women Szczecin), Natalia Chudzik (RTP Unia Racibórz), Anna Ciupińska (AZS PSW Biała Podlaska), Anna Gawrońska (KKPK Medyk Konin), Natasza Górnicka (RTP Unia Racibórz), Dagmara Grad (BV Cloppenburg – Niemcy), Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (GKS Górnik Łęczna), Marlena Kowalik (Pogoń Women Szczecin), Donata Leśnik (RTP Unia Racibórz), Marta Mika (RTP Unia Racibórz), Natalia Pakulska (KKPK Medyk Konin), Sandra Sałata(KKPK Medyk Konin), Jolanta Siwińska (Pogoń Women Szczecin), Marta Stobba(BV Cloppenburg – Niemcy), Agata Tarczyńska (RTP Unia Racibórz), Agnieszka Winczo (BV Cloppenburg – Niemcy), Dominika Wylężek (BV Cloppenburg – Niemcy), Anna Żelazko (RTP Unia Racibórz).
Scotland starting 11:
Fay (Cpt), Jones, Small, Dieke, L Ross, Love, Sneddon, Beattie, J Ross, Fernon, Evans
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