Scotland managed a credible draw against Finland who are ranked 3 in Europe and 14 in the World. The visitors found it hard to break Scotland's well organised defence despite creating some good goalscoring opportunities during the game. Scotland also had their chances but failed to capitalise on them. This game provided a good test for Scotland who came out of this with a credible performance and result and who finished the stronger between both sides at the end of the game.
National coach Anna Signeul said: "Scotland played a strong and fast game and proved to be very good at set pieces, we did well defending and attacking. I am very pleased with the development of the side, Finland are good opponents, today shows we are almost there to compete well at this level and that feels really good."
The Finns are strong contenders to win their qualification group for the Women's World Cup in China 2007 and so provided great preparation for Scotland's next World Cup Qualification match away to Switzerland on 26 August 2006.
Scotland: Gemma Fay (Leeds United LFC), Julie Smith (FC Kilmarnock) , Amy McDonald (FC Kilmarnock), Leanne Ross (Newburgh LFC) , Michelle Kerr (Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC), Joanne Love (Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC), Nichola Grant (Doncaster Rover Belles LFC), Pauline Hamill (Doncaster Rover Belles LFC), Julie Fleeting (Arsenal LFC), Holie Thomson (Hamilton Accies LFC), Denise Brolly (Florida Atlantic University)
Sub: Jenna McCandlish (Hibs LFC), Amanda Burns (Hibs LFC), Kirsty McBride (Hibs LFC), Jayne Sommerville (Glasgow City LFC), Julie Ferguson (Hibs LFC), Suzanne Lappin (Glasgow City LFC), Pamela Liddell (Hamilton Accies LFC), Shelley Grant (Glasgow City LFC), Leanne Crichton (Whitehill Welfare LFC)
Referee: Morag Pirie