Scotland's Women Score At Will

Last updated : 08 June 2003 By Ed_ScottishFitba
Now this is something to celebrate. Just after Scotland's A Squad put in the performance of Berti Vogts reign, Scotland's women kicked off against Portugal in Nelas. Both of Scotland's teams are looking to qualify from the respective European Championship groups. The women look more likely to reach that target at the moment. They put in an emphatic performance and recorded a impressive winning scoreline of 8-1. This takes them to the top of their group.

The firepower of Scotland's captain, Julie Fleeting, was too much for the Portuguese. Fleeting scored five goals in the win, and her strike partner Linda Brown was almost as prolific, with the other three. Portugal's sole reply came in the second half from Ines Silva. The win confirms that Scotland are now a force to be reckoned with in European football. Although pre-tournament expectations were geared towards consolidation, hopes will be rising that the team could even qualify for the finals in England in 2005.

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