Scottish football as it happened

Scotland's Women defeat Faroe Islands after Dundee United and Motherwell draw and Rangers beat Forfar Athletic.

22 September 2013 Last updated at 18:18 GMT

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  1. 1232: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to a busy wee Sunday for Scottish football. First up, we have League One leaders Rangers trying to make it eight wins in a row as they visit Forfar Athletic at Station Park. Later, Dundee United host Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership, then Scotland start their Women's World Cup qualifying campaign in the Faroe Islands.

  2. 1236: 

    Can Forfar again stop the Ibrox juggernaut? Who will come out tops at Tannadice? Your comments are always welcome. Text 80295 with your pearls of wisdom and tweet the commentary using #bbcsportscot and message me @CliveLindsayBBC.

  3. 1238: 

    Forfar are looking to complete a double over Rangers this season, having defeated the Glasgow side 2-1 in the League Cup on 3 August.

  4. 1238: 

    Apart from that extra-time defeat to Forfar, Rangers have a 100% record this season and have a two-point lead ahead of Dunfermline Athletic and Stenhousemuir before this game in hand over the chasing pack in League One.

  5. 1239: 

    That defeat for Rangers at Station Park of course came before they were able to field their big-name summer acquisitions because of a signing embargo that lifted on 1 September. Indeed, Rangers today show seven changes from the team that lost at Station Park.

  6. 1239: 

    Scotland full-back Lee Wallace has passed a late fitness test to start for Rangers. But anther pre-match injury doubt, teenage midfielder Lewis MacLeod, has failed to make the squad.

  7. 1240: 

    Forfar: Hill, McCabe, Andrews, Dods, Baxter, Kader, Dale, Hilson, Iain Campbell, Swankie, Templeman. Subs: Douglas, Malcolm, McManus, Fusco, Ross Campbell, Malin, Gray.

    Rangers: Bell, Foster, McCulloch, Mohsni, Wallace, Little, Peralta, Law, Steven Smith, Templeton, Daly. Subs: Simonsen, Clark, Crawford, Emilson Cribari, Shiels, McKay, Faure.

    Referee: John McKendrick

  8. 1244: 

    Station Park is bathed in sunshine as the old stadium is packed for the visit by Rangers. The wee town north of Dundee, whose population of 13,000 is a quarter of the attendance at Ibrox, is buzzing.

  9. 1248: 

    We're off at Station Park. Forfar are in their traditional light blue and Rangers in more unfamiliar black top and shorts, with red socks.

  10. 1249: 

    Forfar are unchanged, with many faces familiar in their line-up, including Marvin Andrews, the 37-year-old former Rangers and Trinidad and Tobago centre-half. He is partnered by another veteran of Scotland's top-flight, Darren Dods, ex of Hibernian, Inverness, Dundee United, St Johnstone and Falkirk. So there is plenty of experience there at the back.

  11. 1253: 

    Forfar create the first clear-cut chance and Omar Kader should have done better than slice over from all of 12 yards after a fine cross from Gavin Swankie.


    Ross from Somerset: "The Gers to win a easy 4-0 with McCulloch getting on the score sheet again maybe even a brace. Mon the Gers"

  13. 1255: 

    Rangers captain Lee McCulloch's hopes of a third hat-trick in as many games could be ended as he picks up an injury blocking a shot by Chris Templeman on the turn.

  14. 1258: 

    Lee McCulloch has recovered from that knock, but it is his partner in central defence, Bilel Mohsni, who is struggling - to cope with the physical presence of Chris Templeman, the 32-year-old who had his own taste of the top flight early in his career with Dunfermline.

  15. 1301: 

    Rangers are struggling to create anything up front, an awful cross from Arnold Peralta being symbolic and certainly not in keeping with the summer arrival's reputation as a Honduras international.

  16. 1303: 

    Rangers' fans at last have something to sing about as they win a series of corners, but they can make nothing from the dangerous inswingers from Arnold Peralta from one side and Nicky Law from the other.

  17. 1310: 

    Lee McCulloch again looks the most likely to score for Rangers despite playing in defence and has a shot blocked in front of goal after a bit of pinball inside the Forfar penalty box as the visitors again win a couple of corners.

  18. 1314: 

    Forfar, of course, also have plenty of experience on the bench, with Dick Campbell now thankfully back in the managerial hotseat after a bout of ill-health. Back in 2009, the Loons boss famously publicly apologised for being caught on film singing a Loyalist song with Rangers fans in Spain. The former Dunfermline manager's feet are firmly in the opposition camp this afternoon though as he looks to plot a second win of the season over the Ibrox side.

  19. 1322: 

    Forfar's artificial pitch ought to give Rangers the opportunity to show their greater quality on the ball, but at the moment this game is a bit of a poor substitute for any other form of Sunday afternoon entertainment.

  20. 1326: 

    A fine tackle from Lee Wallace thwarts James Dale as the Forfar midfielder thrusts into the Rangers penalty box. But the home side can make nothing of the resulting corner.

  21. 1330: 
    GOAL- Forfar Athletic 0-1 Rangers (Little)

    Rangers are gifted the lead by a poor clearance from Darren Dods. The 38-year-old passes straight to David Templeton, who finds the unmarked Andy Little with a through ball and the striker has the easy task of passing it into the corner of the net past exposed goalkeeper Darren Hill.

  22. 1334: 

    Darren Dods blasts over as Forfar look to equalise. Luckily for him, the whistle had already gone for a foul on goalkeeper Cammy Bell from Chris Templeman.

  23. 1335: 
    HALF-TIME- Forfar Athletic 0-1 Rangers

  24. 1340: 

    Meanwhile, on BBC Radio Scotland's Off The Ball, Tam Cowan is posing the question to fellow presenter Jane Lewis: "Have you ever had a love bite off Dick Campbell?" The Forfar manager is looking rather resplendent in his cloth cap today right enough. Have any of you ever had a love bite off a footballer or manager? Text 80295 or tweet the commentary using #bbcsportscot and message me @CliveLindsayBBC.

  25. 1345: 

    Rangers can count themselves lucky to be ahead at Station Park as they have hardly been out of second gear. Forfar have proven they are no mugs and, that defensive error apart, the part-time side have shown themselves the equal of their more illustrious visitors.

  26. 1350: 

    Ian Campbell, Forfar's assistant manager and manager Dick's twin brother, said during the half-time break that he hopes his side can take advantage of the breeze in their favour. Will it prove an ill-wind for Rangers?

  27. 1351: 

    Forfar immediately show their attacking intent as on-loan Dundee United forward Dale Hilson fires just wide with a powerful drive from 22 yards that had Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell scrambling across goal.

  28. 1354: 

    Of course, it's a real family affair at Forfar and it is the manager's son, Iain, who is next to the fore, flighting over a free-kick that finds the head of Chris Templeton, but the striker can't get enough on his effort to trouble goalkeeper Cammy Bell.

  29. 1356: 

    Hesitancy in the Rangers defence is the next cause of a Forfar opportunity and Dale Hilson's toe poke over the advancing Cammy Bell goes wide. As if not to be outdone, Darren Dods is immediately short with a header back to goalkeeper Darren Hill, but Forfar escape after a couple of worrying ricochets.

  30. 1401: 

    Rangers go close to a second goal as Andy Little pounces on a wayward Marvin Andrews header and the cross finds Jon Daly unmarked in front of goal. However, goalkeeper Darren Hill makes a fine blocking save at point-blank range.

  31. 1403: 

    Bilel Mohsni gives away a free-kick 25 yards from goal, but Iain Campbell's effort is straight at goalkeeper Cammy Bell and comfortably held. However, Forfar are enjoying a spell of pressure now.

  32. 1406: 

    Another free-kick is conceded by Rangers, even closer to the visitors' goal, but Iain Campbell's curling effort comes off the wall for a corner that swings dangerously in front of the crowded goalmouth.

  33. 1408: 

    Dundee United make only one change to the team that beat Ross County 4-2 last Sunday - and it seems like it's an enforced one. Midfielder Ryan Dow replaces Gary Mackay-Steven, who isn't even on the bench. One man who is on the bench for the second game in a row is on-loan Blackburn Rovers striker David Goodwillie. Turkish forward Nadir Ciftci starred in Dingwall last week and starts at Tannadice today against Motherwell.

  34. 1409: 

    So close to a second for Rangers as Nicky Law weaves into the Forfar penalty box. However, with goalkeeper Darren Hill flapping about like a stranded whale on the deck, the midfielder lifts his shot over the crossbar from all of six yards.

  35. 1412: 

    Dick Campbell has spent the second half on the touchline along with brother Ian having spent the first 45 minutes in the stand. Forfar will hope that two almost identical bald heads are better than one as they chase an equaliser.

  36. 1413: 

    Lee Wallace finds space on the edge of the Forfar penalty box. But the Scotland full-back is famously one-footed and his attempt with his less celebrated right goes well wide of the far post.

  37. 1420: 

    So close to an equaliser for Forfar as Darren Dods looks to make amends for gifting the only goal of the game to Rangers. However, after the central defender prods towards goal after Marvin Andrews heads a corner back into the penalty box, David Templeton clears off the line after a deflection off Lee Wallace.

  38. 1425: 
    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    "We had a good result last week and hopefully we can build on that.

    "We have watered the pitch to make sure it is not too sticky, as it has been the last two weeks, so it's conducive to good football."

  39. 1431: 

    Bilel Mohsni doesn't make the best of a free-kick from Arnold Peralta, the centre-half heading well wide from eight yards as Rangers press for a second goal at Station Park.

  40. 1433: 

    Like Dundee United, visitors Motherwell only make one change to the side that beat St Mirren 1-0 in Paisley last weekend. Forward James McFadden is relegated to the bench and in his place comes defender Simon Ramsden, who is available after serving a suspension for the red card he received against Kilmarnock.

  41. 1434: 

    Forfar threaten a late equaliser when Marvin Andrews heads down to Gavin Malin and the substitute's powerful effort goes a couple of feet over the crossbar from 22 yards. Only a couple of minutes left at Station Park and Rangers appear to be trundling along unconvincingly to another win.

  42. 1436: 

    A couple of chances at either end as Nick Law fires just wide for Rangers. Marvin Andrews is showing the kind of aerial bravery that made him a favourite at Ibrox and two of his headers threaten his former club's goal, one deflected wide for a corner from which the former Trinidad and Tobago defender heads over.

  43. 1438: 

    Rangers are being forced to hang on desperately here as goalkeeper Cammy Bell gets down at the feet to block a shot on the turn from Gavin Swankie.

  44. 1439: 
    FULL-TIME- Forfar Athletic 0-1 Rangers

    Rangers hold on to stretch their lead at the top of League One to five points, with Dunfermline and Stenhousemuir their nearest challengers. Despite their brave efforts, Forfar remain third bottom, ahead of Stranraer on goal difference.

  45. 1442: 

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Dillon, Souttar, Robertson, Paton, Rankin, Dow, Armstrong, Gauld, Ciftci. Subs: Butcher, Goodwillie, Graham, Wilson, McCallum, Oyenuga, Petrie.

    Motherwell: Hollis, Ramsden, Hutchinson, McManus, Hammell, Carswell, Lasley, Vigurs, Francis-Angol, Sutton, Anier. Subs: McFadden, Lawson, Nielsen, Cummins, McHugh, Kerr, Ainsworth.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  46. 1448: 

    BBC Radio Scotland's Chick Young reports that Dundee United midfielder John Rankin has such small feet, size six and a half, that he has had to buy women's football boots. United manager Jackie McNamara joked about the white with pink stripes attire: "They are the kind of boots you see hanging from the mirror on your car."

  47. 1452: 
    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall on BBC Radio Scotland

    "We've tweaked the system a bit from the St Mirren game last week. I just felt Zaine Francis-Angol was our best player last week and he doesn't deserve to be left out of this side.

    "I've left him out a couple of times after he's played well and I didn't think he deserved that today."

  48. 1459: 

    It is a tale of two miss-firing strikers at Tannadice and not just any two players - a pair who have Scotland caps behind them. David Goodwillie remains on the bench for Dundee United, with manager Jackie McNamara suggesting that he had initially stuck with the player who is on loan from Blackburn Rovers in the search of game time. However, McNamara stressed that he had to now think what is best for the team. James McFadden is in a similar position at Motherwell, with Stuart McCall hinting that it is down to a lack of form from the former Everton and Birmingham City forward.

  49. 1502: 

    Motherwell are looking for a fourth straight win after a stuttering start to the season, while Dundee United have won their last three if you discount a 1-0 home defeat by champions Celtic. So we should be in for a fine game at Tannadice.

  50. 1502: 

    Motherwell get the game underway at a sun-drenched Tannadice. Will it be the last time we get the chance to say that as the Scottish winter fast closes in?

  51. 1503: 

    Motherwell have not lost on their last four visits to Tannadice, winning there twice last season. Strangely, Dundee United have not lost on their last four visits to Well's Fir Park. Will the trend of away dominance continue today?

  52. 1506: 

    Motherwell striker John Sutton immediately tries to ruffle the confidence of young defender Jon Souttar. The strong challenge appears to have been shrugged off by the 16-year-old for whom United reportedly rejected a bid from Sunderland and who has also been linked with Newcastle United.

  53. 1510: 

    Motherwell are the ones applying the early pressure, Keith Lasley and John Sutton both missing the target from long range, while a diving header from Stephen McManus flashes just wide following a corner.

  54. 1517: 

    Henri Anier's cross into the penalty box is deflected towards goal but is well held by Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

  55. 1518: 

    Henri Anier shows his pace behind the Dundee United defence and fires powerfully wide from just outside the penalty box as the Estonian striker continues to be a threat.

  56. 1519: 

    Dundee United at last threaten the Motherwell goal, John Rankin's cross being met by the head of Stuart Armstrong, but the midfielder's effort goes wide from 12 yards.

  57. 1525: 

    Rangers midfielder Nicky Law said in the morning papers that the Ibrox side were the best in Scotland outside of champions Celtic. They didn't show much to back up his claim despite today's win over Forfar. His former club, Motherwell, and today's opponents, Dundee United, might like to lay claim to that themselves. Who would you rate the second best in Scotland? Text 80295 or tweet the commentary using #bbcsportscot and message me @CliveLindsayBBC.

  58. 1530: 
    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Paterson

    "It has been back to front from both sides, especially from Motherwell, getting the ball up to John Sutton so Anier can get on the end of his headers and neither of the United central defenders are physical enough to deal with Sutton in the form he's in."

  59. 1531: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 0-1 Motherwell (Anier)

    Zaine Francis-Angol justifies manager Stuart McCall's decision to include the midfielder in the side with a thrusting run from his own half to the by-line before turning it back into the path of Henri Anier, who drives past goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak from 15 yards.

  60. 1536: 
    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Paterson

    "Stuart McCall said before the game that he could not leave Zaine Francis-Angol out of his side and what a great decision that was."

  61. 1537: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    The weather is calm here at present in the Faroe Islands, where Scotland's women open their World Cup qualifying campaign, with none of the blustering winds the women have had to cope with in training. They will play on an artificial pitch tonight in Torshavn as there are no grass pitches left on the islands! Anna Signeul's Scots head into this match as favourites and see winning tonight as hugely important. Signeul has a fully-fit squad from which to choose for the game, which kicks off at 17:15 GMT.

  62. 1539: 

    Ryan Dow slices an effort wildly over the crossbar after the ball was cut back into his path 12 yards from the Motherwell goal by Nadir Ciftci's header. That came moments after John Sutton nipped in at the front post behind a sleepy United defence and almost hit the target.

  63. 1545: 

    Dundee United squander another opportunity when Stuart Armstrong thrusts into the Motherwell penalty box but scuffs his shot and it bobbles wide of the far post.

  64. 1548: 
    HALF-TIME- Dundee United 0-1 Motherwell
  65. 1553: 

    The match at Tannadice hasn't shone as much as the sunshine on Tayside, but Motherwell just about deserve their half-time lead.

  66. 1559: 

    BBC Radio Scotland's Chick Young has agreed with a member of the public who has texted suggesting the action at Tannadice has been "dire". Do you agree with that harsh assessment? Text 80295 or tweet the commentary using #bbcsportscot and message me @CliveLindsayBBC.

  67. 1605: 

    Dundee United get the second half underway, with manager Jackie McNamara no doubt having demanded an improvement over the next 45 minutes.

  68. 1608: 

    Dundee United immediately force three quick corners, but Motherwell manage to relieve the pressure without a clear-cut chance being created.

  69. 1612: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 1-1 Motherwell (Ciftci)

    Moments after Nadir Ciftci was booed by his own fans for lazily refusing to chase down a ball into the far corner, he springs to life and silences his critics as he finds a bit of pace behind the Motherwell defence before firing low under goalkeeper Lee Hollis from 15 yards.

  70. 1616: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 2-1 Motherwell (Robertson)

    Motherwell's right-hand side is exposed for a second time in a few minutes when Andrew Robertson advances unchallenged from inside his own half before firing low into the far corner from 22 yards. That's the 19-year-old's first goal for United since manager Jackie NcNamara nicked the talented defender-come-midfielder from amateurs Queen's Park this summer.

  71. 1622: 

    Dundee United are a team transformed by those goals and have Motherwell pinned back as visiting manager Stuart McCall makes a change, with on-loan Rotherham United midfielder Lionel Ainsworth replacing Iain Vigurs.

  72. 1626: 

    Motherwell go so close to an equaliser as Keith Lasley curls a free-kick over the defensive wall and off the inside of the Dundee United post.


    Scott McLennan: "Aberdeen now second best in Scotland, winning games with no Anderson, Flood, Robson, McGinn. Good squad."

  74. 1628: 

    Nadir Ciftci shows his fine form again by finding Stuart Armstrong in front of goal, but the midfielder's volley from eight yards is straight at Motherwell goalkeeper Lee Hollis. It really should have been 3-1.

  75. 1633: 

    The Scotland team to face Faroe Islands in their opening Women's World Cup qualifier at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn: Fay (capt), Lauder, Beattie, Corsie, Brown, Evans, Sneddon, Crichton, L Ross, Little, J Ross.

  76. 1634: 

    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall does his best to please BBC Radio Scotland's Chick Young by bringing on his favourite son, James McFadden, in place of Henri Anier.

  77. 1636: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 2-2 Motherwell (Ainsworth)

    Motherwell had just brought on James McFadden, but it is earlier substitute Lionel Ainsworth who reminds of us the Scotland striker's famous goal against France with a thundering drive from 30 yards that whizzes past goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

  78. 1641: 

    A game that was lazing in the September sunshine in the first half has burst into life in fine style and with some excellent goals - and hopefully there's time for more.

  79. 1641: 

    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara is not settling for a point as he brings on two strikers - David Goodwillie and Brian Graham, who replace the young Ryans, Gauld and Dow.

  80. 1644: 

    Faroe Islands: Randi S Wardum, Oddrun Danielsen, Rakul Maria Johannesen, Anna Sofia Sevdal, Malena Josephsen, Olga Kristina Hansen, Sigrun K Kristiansen, Liljian av Flotum Petersen, Heidi Sevdal, Idunn Magnussen, Bara Skaale Klakstein. Subs: Bjarta O. Johansen, Laila Paetursdottir, Solja T. Eidisgard, Liv Arge, Elin Maria Isaksen, Sigrid Jacobsen, Milja Simonsen.

    Scotland: Gemma Fay, Leanne Ross, Leanne Crichton, Hayley Lauder, Kim Little, Megan Sneddon, Jennifer Beattie, Jane Ross, Rachel Louise Corsie, Lisa Catherine Evans, Frankie Brown. Subs: Shannon Lynn, Nicola Docherty, Suzanne Mulvey, Eilish McSorley, Suzanne Lappin, Joelle Murray, Emma Mitchell.

    Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos


    Text from anon: "Despite having to work on my birthday, it's turning into a not bad day. Colleagues get me a case of ale and Utd turn it around."

  82. 1648: 

    John Sutton pounces on a deflection high into the Dundee United penalty box, but the Motherwell striker fails to get a decent contact on his header and his effort goes wide. He was only seven yards from goal and a better connection would surely have resulted in a winning goal. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and suggest that he lost sight of it in the sunshine!

  83. 1652: 

    David Goodwillie looks a shadow of the striker who left Dundee United for Blackburn before his return on loan. He ends up heading the ball away from the Motherwell goal after connecting with an Andrew Robertson cross.

  84. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Dundee United 2-2 Motherwell
  85. 1659: 

    Both teams will probably have cause to be happy with a point apiece at Tannadice. Motherwell were denied a fourth straight victory but at least have extended their unbeaten run. United can be pleased to have produced a fine comeback and will admit they could do little about Lionel Ainsworth's magical equaliser.

  86. 1703: 

    The draw at Tannadice leaves Motherwell in fourth, three points behind leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Celtic, the latter having a game in hand. Dundee United edge into sixth ahead of Partick Thistle on goal difference.

  87. 1706: 
    From Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "Both teams are warming up at the Tosvollar Stadium - the floodlights are already on and it's only 5pm!. The nights draw in early here in the Faroes. The good news all round, though, is that the weather is holding out so far with none of the expected winds. I expect the Scots to play here in Torshavn in a 4-4-1-1 formation - with Kim Little and Jane Ross up front."

  88. 1716: 
    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think, in the end, it's two points lost. In the first half, I think they dominated us and John Sutton won a lot of headers.

    "It was the fundamental things that were missing, although we had a couple of great chances to score.

    "We were terrific in the second half and Armstrong had a chance to win the game but sidefooted straight to the keeper.

    "Andrew Robertson has been revelation since he joined and the crowd are singing his name and deservedly so."

  89. 1717: 
    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Anier has had a terrific effort over the bar and McManus had a good header past the post and we stopped their good players playing.

    "So, overall, I think it is two points dropped as we were in control by half-time.

    "At half-time, I thought we could have gone on to win it, but we've had to come from behind and, when I look back on it with a glass of shandy, I will see it as a good point.

    "Disappointed with the two goals we conceded, but they were four excellent goals and, in the end, it was a terrific game."

  90. 1719: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "It's now raining in Torshavn - and the few supporters that are here have ducked for cover. Hibernian defender Frankie Brown's father and brother have turned up to support the Scots, all kitted out in their kilts. They look very dashing."

  91. 1721: 

    And they're underway in the Faroes. Scotland have started brightly and Lisa Evans has a shot at goal saved by Faroese goalkeeper Randi Wardum.

  92. 1723: 

    Scotland are in control in the Faroes - the home side struggling to contain the pressure from the Scots, who are ranked 47 places above them in the world rankings.

  93. 1724: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-1 Scotland (Corsie)

    A free-kick adeptly taken by Kim Little to the right-hand side of the box is headed into the net by Rachel Corsie.

  94. 1729: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "Olga Kristina Hansen is trying admirably to drive the Faroes up the pitch, but Scotland's back pairing of Hayley Lauder and Jenny Beattie are making it difficult for her. Faroese head coach Jon Pauli Olsen said before the match that defence would be key for them and they expected a physical game. He wasn't wrong."

  95. 1734: 

    As we await some more Scotland goals in the Faroes, why not give our match reports from the earlier games a read? Kenny Crawford's take on Dundee United's draw with Motherwell and Andy Campbell's view as Rangers struggle to defeat Forfar Athletic.


    Graeme Thomson: "I thought the newest club in Scotland were the second best. Scraping past Forfar". Response there to Nicky Law's suggestion that Rangers are the second best team after Celtic.

  97. 1739: 

    We have an injury on the pitch as a Faroese player screamed in pain and went down swiftly. The medical team are currently in attendance.

  98. 1740: 

    The player, Rakul Maria Johannesen, is now being stretchered off the pitch in Torshavn - her screams of agony indicative of the pain she's in.

  99. 1741: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland (Evans)

    Lisa Evans flicks the ball into the net from the right of the box courtesy of a cross from Leanne Ross.

  100. 1742: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-3 Scotland (L Ross)

    Leanne Ross makes it three for the Scots within 20 minutes.

  101. 1743: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-4 Scotland (J Ross)

    And it's the turn of another Ross to score - Jane Ross slams the ball into the net from the right side of the box. That seemed to go straight through the goalkeeper's arms.

  102. 1745: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "It's a drubbing here so far for the Faroe Islands - the Scots coping well with the rain on the artificial surface."

  103. 1746: 

    A great chance there again for Scotland. Leanne Ross crossing long to Jane Ross, who leaps to head the ball towards goal, but the ball goes just wide.

  104. 1747: 

    Great work from Kim Little, who is in astounding form for Scotland tonight. A deft run down the centre of the pitch is finished off with a driving shot at goal, but the Faroese goalkeeper saves well.

  105. 1748: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-5 Scotland (L Ross)

    Hayley Lauder passes the ball into the box for Leanne Ross to convert her second goal of the night as Scotland start to run riot in the Faroes.

  106. 1754: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "The Faroese spectators are now visibly drenched. I'm not sure how much more of this they can take."

  107. 1755: 

    Heidi Sevgal's pass into the Scottish penalty area is the first time the Faroese have been that far up the park. Even then it goes harmlessly over the goal-line.

  108. 1801: 
    HALF-TIME- Faroe Islands 0-5 Scotland

    Faroe Islands goalkeeper Randi Waldrum denies Lisa Evans then Kim Little as Scotland have to settle for a five-goal cushion at half-time! Seriously, it is game over in Torshavn, with the size of Scotland's victory in their opening World Cup qualifier the only remaining question to be answered.

  109. 1816: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay has not had a save to make all game and it's looking like this could be a long night for the home side. Anna Signeul's team are looking superb up front, with Kim Little and Jane Ross proving a lethal combination. Their solid back line is making things extremely difficult for the Faroese to break through and any balls that have meandered anywhere near the Scotland goal have been neatly smacked away by Beattie, Lauder, Corsie and Brown. Jon Pauli Olsen's outfit will be looking to improve defensively in the second half to contain the driving force of Scotland's attack. Scotland, meanwhile, will be looking to add to their tally."

  110. 1831: 

    The Faroese are managing to pin Scotland back in this second half. But, when Heidi Sevdal crosses into box from the left wing, the finish is fluffed by Idunn Magnussen.

  111. 1838: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in the Faroe Islands

    "The Faroes' head coach must have had a stern word with his team at half time. They've come out more energised and stronger in defence. Sevdal up front though is still struggling to break through Scotland's back line"

  112. 1839: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-6 Scotland (Lappin)

    A lovely goal from Suzanne Lappin, who'd only been on the pitch for a minute after coming on as a substitute. The ball in came courtesy of a wonderful cross from the back line by Lisa Evans.

  113. 1841: 

    There's another effort on goal from the Faroes and again it's Heidi Sevdal who shoots from just inside the 18-yard box. The ball curling effort is, however, not strong enough to trouble Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay.

  114. 1854: 

    Scotland will go top of Group 4 tonight if they win in Torshavn, group favourites Sweden having beaten Poland 2-0 in Malmo yesterday. That result suggests that the Poles will be tough opponents themselves. So it is promises to be a long, tough road for the Scots, who also have Northern Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina, in their group unless they can cause a surprise against the Swedes. The seven group winners qualify automatically for the finals in Canada, with the four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups facing two sets of play-off matches to decide the remaining berth.

  115. 1854: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "The Scots are now piling the pressure on the home side, with no let up, despite the score-line. Kim Little is teasing her opponents through the middle, while Lisa Evans on the right has been unlucky not to get more from her runs."

  116. 1856: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 0-7 Scotland (Mulvey)

    Another newcomer off the bench scores for Scotland as Suzanne Mulvey leaves the goalkeeper with no chance as she smashed it past her to make it 7-0.

  117. 1858: 

    What a shot from Megan Snedden. Leanne Ross' lovely cut-back is blasted at goal by Sneddon from 22 yards, but the ball hits the crossbar with the goalkeeper stranded.

  118. 1859: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 1-7 Scotland (Sevdal)

    The home side finally put one in the net as Heidi Sevdal is nicely set up by Olga Kristina Hansen, Sevdal picks the ball up, outfoxes Jennifer Beattie and, with a lovely run through the centre, swings the ball into the net.

  119. 1902: 
    GOAL- Faroe Islands 2-7 Scotland (Sevdal)

    The Faroes are on a roll and it's Heidi Sevdal again for her second goal of the night with only seven minutes remaining. She sends in a high looping shot from the left wing that passes over the head of Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay.

  120. 1904: 

    Heidi Sevdal goes close to completing her hat-trick for Faroe Islands as she drives a shot wide. The Scots will be thankful they built up such a lead, but the late lapse is worrying with harder games ahead in the group.

  121. 1907: 
    FULL-TIME- Faroe Islands 2-7 Scotland

    It is all over in Torshavn, with Anna Signeul's Scotland starting their World Cup qualifying campaign with a convincing, if expected, win over the weakest side in Group 4, Faroe Islands.

  122. 1910: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar in Faroe Islands

    "A dazzling performance from Scotland tonight as they open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a convincing win in Torshavn. A double from Leanne Ross helping to seal a 7-2 victory in the Faroes Islands. The home side were outplayed by the visitors, who used pace and finesse to drive them to victory. The Scots now top Group 4 and go into Thursday's match against Bosnia-Herzegovina in confident mood."

  123. 1915: 

    Well, it's been a long day and I am off for a much-needed warm bath. Thanks for your company and hope you enjoyed our coverage of Rangers' 1-0 victory over Forfar Athletic in League One, Dundee United's 2-1 draw with Motherwell in the Premiership and then Scotland's 7-2 hammering of Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying.

    Please join us again on Tuesday and Wednesday, each night featuring four Scottish League Cup third-round ties.

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Scottish Premiership results

22 Sep 2013 23:59 UK

Scottish Premiership table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Sep 2013 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Inverness CT 7 8 16
2 Celtic 6 7 16
3 Aberdeen 7 4 13
4 Motherwell 7 0 13
5 Hibernian 7 2 11
6 Dundee Utd 7 4 9
7 Partick 7 -1 9
8 St Johnstone 7 -1 8
9 Ross County 7 -5 7
10 Kilmarnock 7 -4 3
11 St Mirren 6 -10 1
12 Hearts 7 -4 -8