Hopefully A Lesson Learnt
Updated Friday, 28th March 2003
Travelling more in hope than expectation, Scotland's women have been taught a harsh footballing lesson.
Grings finished off her goal scoring exploits in the 58 and 65 minutes with Prinz completing the scoring in 69 minutes. Afterwards, Scotland coach, Vera Pauw, singled out 'keeper Gemma Fay for praise despite the heavy defeat. She said: "Without Gemma and her outstanding performance, the score would have been much worse. We were na´ve in our play and errors cost three goals. We need to learn very quickly to adapt to the pace of this level. I am proud of the attitude and team spirit they showed, they all fought very hard and although the score does not reflect this, they are a credit to Scotland." Looking for the best out of the situation, Scotland gained valuable experience against top opposition and relished playing in front of a 5,000 crowd with live television coverage. Better than the few hundred that attend their home games at the City Stadium.
Scotland : Gemma Fay, Shelley Kerr, Stacey Cook, Nicky Grant, Michelle Barr, Megan Sneddon, Joanne Love, Julie Smith, Donna James, Julie Fleeting, Jane McFarlane (Burns 60).
Subs: Claire Johnstone, Suzi Robertson, Julie Ferguson, Pauline Hamill, Mhairi Gilmour, Amanda Burns.