Northern Ireland women beaten by Scotland at Solitude

Northern Ireland boss Alfie Wylie saw his team easily beaten by Scotland.

Northern Ireland women's team suffered a 4-0 defeat by Scotland in Sunday's friendly at Solitude in Belfast.

Jane Ross hit both posts before the ball crossed the line for the opener and Arsenal's Caroline Weir fired in to make it 2-0 two minutes later.

Weir struck a brilliant long-range effort into the top corner to complete her double early in the second half.

Ross also scored again for the impressive Scots as Alfie Wylie's team slumped to a heavy loss.

Scotland's Julie Fleeting came on a substitute midway through the second half as she returned to the squad for the first time since August 2011.

It was Northern Ireland's first game since their World Cup qualifying campaign finished last September.

They will travel to Croatia next month for a mini-tournament against the hosts, Poland and Romania.

The draw will be made in April for the Uefa Women's European 2017 Championship qualifiers.

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