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Ukraine 0-3 Scotland: Martha Thomas double & Claire Emslie strike earn win

Highlights: Ukraine 0-3 Scotland

Martha Thomas scored twice on her Scotland debut as Shelley Kerr's side opened their Pinatar Cup campaign with victory against Ukraine in Murcia.

The West Ham forward capitalised on a defensive mix-up to put Scotland in front midway through the first half.

And Thomas showed composure to double her tally with a calm finish in the second period.

Claire Emslie lashed in Scotland's third as Kerr's side made their superiority count.

On Saturday, the Scots face Iceland, who beat Northern Ireland 1-0 earlier on Wednesday, before finishing against Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

The tournament in Spain acts as a warm-up for a return to competitive action next month in Cyprus in a Euro 2021 qualifier, having opened Group E with victories over Cyprus and Albania.

Thomas was one of two uncapped players named in the squad and the striker got in between Lyubov Shmatko and advancing goalkeeper Kateryna Samson for the opener.

When Shmatko's intervention took the ball wide of Samson, Thomas maintained her run before slipping the ball into the net.

Thomas escaped Shmatko again to latch on to captain Caroline Weir's pass and tuck the ball past Samson.

Emslie had earlier been denied by Samson but beat the keeper with a left-foot strike with 12 minutes remaining.

Line-ups

Ukraine

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Samson
  • 4Filenko
  • 22Kravets
  • 14Shmatko
  • 6Basanska
  • 16OvdiychukSubstituted forKuninaat 68'minutes
  • 7KalininaSubstituted forAndrukhivat 58'minutes
  • 15PetrykSubstituted forPantsulayaat 45'minutes
  • 21KhimichBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTarakanovaat 84'minutes
  • 9KozlovaSubstituted forRomanenkoat 68'minutes
  • 17ApanaschenkoSubstituted forKitayevaat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bondarchuk
  • 2Podolska
  • 3Derkach
  • 5Andrukhiv
  • 8Kitayeva
  • 10Kunina
  • 11Romanenko
  • 12Sanina
  • 13Pantsulaya
  • 20Tarakanova

Scotland

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Fife
  • 2SmithSubstituted forBoyleat 62'minutes
  • 25Godfrey
  • 15Howard
  • 7Lauder
  • 18Emslie
  • 20Graham
  • 9Weir
  • 19ThomasSubstituted forKerrat 79'minutes
  • 23ArnotSubstituted forGrantat 61'minutes
  • 13RossSubstituted forMurrayat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mitchell
  • 4Corsie
  • 6Boyle
  • 12Lynn
  • 16Murray
  • 17Grant
  • 24Kerr
Referee:
Petra Pavlikova

Match Stats

Home TeamUkraineAway TeamScotland
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ukraine Women 0, Scotland 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ukraine Women 0, Scotland 3.

  3. Booking

    Tetyana Kitayeva (Ukraine Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Samantha Kerr (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tetyana Kitayeva (Ukraine Women).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Ukraine Women. Conceded by Claire Emslie.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ukraine Women. Conceded by Hannah Godfrey.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sophie Howard (Scotland).

  9. Post update

    Valentina Tarakanova (Ukraine Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Claire Emslie (Scotland).

  11. Post update

    Anastasia Filenko (Ukraine Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Rachael Boyle (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nadia Kunina (Ukraine Women).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Natiia Pantsulaya (Ukraine Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tetyana Kitayeva.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ukraine Women. Tetyana Kitayeva replaces Daryna Apanaschenko.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ukraine Women. Valentina Tarakanova replaces Tamila Khimich.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ukraine Women. Conceded by Jenna Fife.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daryna Apanaschenko (Ukraine Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Samantha Kerr (Scotland).

  20. Post update

    Daryna Apanaschenko (Ukraine Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 4th March 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland11003033
2Iceland11001013
3Northern Ireland100101-10
4Ukraine100103-30
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