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Pinatar Cup: Scotland beat Iceland courtesy of Abbi Grant goal

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Scotland proved too strong for Iceland in the Pinatar Cup

Scotland have won the Pinatar Cup after Abbi Grant's first goal for Scotland earned a second win from two games.

Grant capped an impressive display against Iceland when she broke free inside the box before arrowing a shot high into the net.

Ukraine's 4-0 win over Northern Ireland means Shelley Kerr's side can no longer be caught at the top of the group.

On Tuesday, Scotland play their final match at the tournament against Northern Ireland.

Due to the head-to-head record, with Scotland beating Ukraine 3-0 in their opening match, first place is assured no matter the result.

Scotland spurned a number of chances to add to their lead against Iceland after the break, with Caroline Weir and Emma Mitchell both going close.

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

'Goal was icing on cake' - reaction

Scotland goalscorer Abbi Grant: "It was my first start for Scotland so to get a goal was the icing on the cake. I feel like the first chance had was probably the easiest but I was happy to hit the net in the end.

"For my goal, I just saw the chance open up for me and thought I would just have a go. To score for Scotland was a special feeling."

Line-ups

Scotland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alexander
  • 6Boyle
  • 25Godfrey
  • 4Corsie
  • 3Mitchell
  • 9Weir
  • 10Crichton
  • 17GrantSubstituted forArnotat 77'minutes
  • 16MurraySubstituted forGrahamat 77'minutes
  • 18Emslie
  • 22Cuthbert

Substitutes

  • 5Docherty
  • 7Lauder
  • 12Lynn
  • 13Ross
  • 14Muir
  • 15Howard
  • 19Thomas
  • 20Graham
  • 21Fife
  • 23Arnot
  • 24Kerr

Iceland

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Sigurdardottir
  • 2Arnadottir
  • 4Viggosdottir
  • 6SigurdardottirSubstituted forAgustsdottirat 87'minutes
  • 5Jonsdottir
  • 24AnasiSubstituted forGudmundsdóttirat 72'minutes
  • 8GardarsdottirSubstituted forJessenat 71'minutes
  • 11Gísladóttir
  • 16JensenSubstituted forVidarsdóttirat 71'minutes
  • 10BrynjarsdóttirSubstituted forFridriksdóttirat 86'minutes
  • 22HönnudottirSubstituted forAlbertsdottirat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Petursdottir
  • 7Gunnarsdóttir
  • 9Vidarsdóttir
  • 12Valgeirsdottir
  • 14Eiriksdottir
  • 15Antonsdóttir
  • 17Albertsdottir
  • 18Jessen
  • 19Agustsdottir
  • 21Gudmundsdóttir
  • 23Fridriksdóttir
Referee:
Zuzana Valentová

Match Stats

Home TeamScotlandAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scotland 1, Iceland Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scotland 1, Iceland Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Iceland Women. Conceded by Emma Mitchell.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Hallbera Guany Gísladóttir.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fanndis Fridriksdóttir (Iceland Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Svava Rós Gudmundsdóttir with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucy Graham (Scotland).

  7. Post update

    Gunnhildur Jonsdottir (Iceland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Iceland Women. Berglind Ros Agustsdottir tries a through ball, but Fanndis Fridriksdóttir is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Iceland Women. Berglind Ros Agustsdottir replaces Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucy Graham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Iceland Women. Agla Maria Albertsdottir replaces Rakel Hönnudottir.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Iceland Women. Fanndis Fridriksdóttir replaces Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Scotland. Rachael Boyle tries a through ball, but Lucy Graham is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emma Mitchell (Scotland) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Lizzie Arnot with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Hannah Godfrey (Scotland).

  16. Post update

    Rakel Hönnudottir (Iceland Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Emma Mitchell (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Elisa Vidarsdóttir (Iceland Women).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Sandra Sigurdardottir.

  20. Post update

    Claire Emslie (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th March 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland22004046
2Ukraine21014313
3Iceland21011103
4Northern Ireland200205-50
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