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Scotland keep up good form

Finland 1 (Pikkujämsä 25)

Scotland 2 (Weir 14, Watson 19)

Scotland ensured that it was a successful double header of matches as they followed up their win against Northern Ireland with a 2-1 success in Tampere, again courtesy of first half goals.

Caroline Weir captained the side which marked the occasion of her reaching 100 caps for her country, whilst Erin Cuthbert also celebrated a cap milestone as she won her 60th cap for Scotland.

Weir marked her 100th cap with scoring the opening goal in the game after 14 minutes. Hard work in the corner to win the ball back led to Emma Watson receiving the ball just outside the box. Watson passed the ball to Caroline Weir on the edge of the six yard area where she slotted a composed close range finish past the Finland keeper.

Emma Watson got herself a goal minutes later; Kirsty Hanson intercepted a loose Finland pass before slipping the ball across to Emma Watson who fired a superb finish on the turn into the corner of the net.

Finland pulled one back in the 25th minute when Elli Pikkujämsä’s effort from 20 yards out found its way into the bottom left corner of the net.

In the 76th minute, Finland were presented the chance to equalise, however Nicola Docherty and Emma Watson both made vital blocks to deny the efforts. In the 79th minute, Lee Gibson made a great save, pushing the ball over the bar after a long distance strike.

In testing second half conditions, Scotland's defence stood resolutely firm to seal the second victory of this international break, and extending their unbeaten run to six games.

Finland: Tinja-Riika Korpela, Emma Koivisto, Natalia Kuikka, Eva Nyström, Elli Pikkujämsä, Emma Peuhkurinen (sub Eveliina Summanen 66mins), Olga Ahtinen, Ria Öling (sub Oona Siren 66mins), Adelina Engman (sub Katarina Kosola 66mins), Oona Sevenius (sub Heidi Kollanen 45mins), Jutta Rantala (sub Sanni Franssi 72mins). Subs not used: Anna Koivunen, Tiia Peltonen, Vilma Koivisto, Anni Hartikainen, Nora Heroum, Milla-Maj Majasaari, Nea Lehtola, Linda Sällström, Aada Nurmi.

Scotland: Lee Gibson, Nicola Docherty, Sophie Howard, Fiona Brown, Sam Kerr (sub Kirsty MacLean 86mins), Caroline Weir, Kirsty Hanson (sub Lisa Evans 69mins), Rachel McLauchlan, Emma Watson (sub Jamie-Lee Napier 86mins), Lauren Davidson (sub Martha Thomas 58mins), Erin Cuthbert. Subs not used: Jenna Fife, Eartha Cumings, Emma Mukandi, Kelly Clark, Brogan Hay, Jenna Clark, Amy Rodgers, Amy Muir.  


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