Scotland Win!

By Ed_ScottishFitba
Last updated : 06 September 2004

Scotland's women have a chance of progressing to the UEFA play-offs depending how the other groups finish up. They managed to get to within a point of the Czech Republic who ended up in second place. Scotland beat the Czechs yesterday thanks to a last gasp goal in Dingwall. Scotland took an early lead through Suzanne Malone, but were stunned in the second half when Sparta Prague striker Iva Mocoba hit two goals in 55 and 69 minutes. Scotland had to win to stand a chance of reaching the play-offs so everyone was glad to see Julie Fleeting bring them back on level terms in 82 minutes. The stadium erupted in injury time, as Scotland laid seige to the visitors' goal, and a header by Rhonda Jones found its way into the net for a 3-2 victory.

Scotland finished their qualifying group on 12 points and could still reach the play-offs as one of the best third placed teams. They now have an anxious wait until all the other qualifying groups are concluded next month before learning their fate.

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