Another successful day for Scotland's women coach Anna Signeul as she watched her side see off a stuffy Northern Ireland side in sunny Dumbarton yesterday. Emma Fernon (Glasgow City) and Kim Little (Arsenal LFC) provided the goals but it was the overall team performance that pleased Signeul the most. While Scotland were playing the football, the visitors were making life difficult for them to convert chances into goals. The first half ended in stalemate but things picked up in the second half.
Signeul said: "I think we played better in the second half. You know we should have scored we had some really good chances in the first half but I think in the second half it actually helped to have the wind against us because we could play the ball behind a little bit more often and so I think we played better. We played quicker and we switched the play better so I think it was a couple of reasons why actually we scored in the end. Ostensibly we played very well, we won the ball back very quickly, it never felt like we were in danger. I think in the first half we were a little bit standing back with our fullbacks instead of really daring to go forward. We did that in the second half that was also better. A deserved win I think."
Scotland have a double header friendly against Switzerland to come before the get back on the World Cup qualifying trail against Denmark and Bulgaria next month.