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Scotland Ease Past Montenegro to Move Forward in European Qualification

Scotland 4

McQuillan 17, 49, Hutchinson 25, 35

Montenegro 0

Scotland dominate Montenegro using free flowing football and great defending, not letting the opponents have a single chance on goal.

Scotland created several early chances through low crosses by Freya MacDonald and Tegan Bowie which the opposing defenders struggled to deal with, however, Scotland failed to finish their chances with Rosie McQuillan and Rebecca McAllister coming close.

Scotland’s dominance came through in the 17th minute as Monica Forsyth found Eva Thomson who uses quick and effective footwork to create space and find a pass to McQuillan on the right to cut in and power a shot over the keeper’s head to open the scoring.

Scotland’s dominance continued throughout the first half as they barely let Montenegro complete a pass whilst chances are made by MacDonald as Kate Nicolson continuously found her down the right flank with great long passes which lead to McQuillan being denied by a nice diving save from Svetlana Milicic in Montenegro’s net.

In the 25th minute Scotland advantage was doubled as Forsyth made a skilful run to the by line before drilling a ball to McQuillan who played a final pass to Bayley Hutchinson to finish nicely past the keeper.

Scotland weren’t finished there as Forsyth cuts back to McQuillan who lobs the back goal-ward forcing a parry from the Montenegrin keeper which ends in the path of Hutchinson who powers the ball into the roof of the net after 35 minutes.

Scotland end the half strongly with chances from Rebecca McAllister and Nicolson coming close.

The second half starts energetically for Scotland with McQuillan being fouled on the corner of the box for a freekick by Irena Laketic who is subsequently booked. Forsyth runs over the ball and leaves it for Nicolson who rattles the cross bar from the freekick, but Montenegro eventually manage to clear.

Scotland eventually find the back of the net for a fourth time as McQuillan plays a one-two with Hutchinson from a right-sided corner and then curling in the effort, first time, over the head of Milicic who was none the wiser.

After the fourth goal Andela Toskovic and Jelena Petrovic come alive and attempt to lead the first attack for Montenegro however, brilliant defending from Paige McAllister and Robyn McCafferty stops them in their tracks and prevents any clear-cut chances being created.

As the half went on fewer clear chances were created but Scotland maintained the lion share of possession and easily saw the match out with little competition to secure their place in the elite round of Euro qualification. Their attention will no doubt be on Italy to see who will top their group.


1. Alicia Yates
2. Freya MacDonald
3. Tegan Bowie
4. Jessica Broadrick
5. Robyn McCafferty
6. Kate Nicolson
7. Monica Forsyth
8. Rebecca McAllister
9. Rosie McQuillan
10. Neve Guthrie
11. Bayley Hutchinson
12. Rachael Johnstone
13. Jenna Penman
14. Paige McAllister
15. Addison Handley
16. Lucy Sinclair
17. Eva Thomson
18. Kirsty O'Brien
19. Ellie-Jai Reid
20. Eilidh Adams
1. Ajla Hrastovina
2. Andrea Janjusevic
3. Jovana Vucinic
4. Jovana Saric
5. Irena Laketic
6. Ivana Petkovic
7. Marijana Cimbaljevic
8. Dragana Vojinovic
9. Aida Kalac
10. Andela Toskovic
11. Jelena Petrovic
12. Svetlana Milicic
13. Jovana Bjelanovic
14. Sara Draganic
15. Sara Markovic
16. Jelena Miletic
17. Jelena Ralevic
18. Sara Simonovic
19. Milena Vidic
Star Player
Rosie McQuillan was Scotland's star player as she not only created important chances, which lead to assists but she also managed to score on a couple occasions to help her side win comfortably.
Montenegro's best player was Andela Toskovic as she was her sides best attacking outlet and was able to hold onto the ball fro extended periods, however it wasn't enough to help her team into the game.
Magic Moment
Scotland's magic moment came at full time when they could appreciate the fact that they had moved on into the next round of the competition with an emphatic performance.
Montenegro's magic moment was when they could appreciate the team work and how they all helped each other through the game despite the score line and kept their heads held high and showed some strong defending.

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