Ireland take second win over Scotland at Mossley

Alex Speers of Ireland

The Ireland women's hockey team made it two wins out of two in their three-match series against Scotland with a 2-0 victory at Mossley on Thursday.

After a scoreless first half in which Scotland were unable to convert some good chances, Anna O'Flanagan and Megan Frazer scored goals in the second half.

Ireland had beaten the Scots 4-1 in Tuesday's first game between the sides, having drawn 1-1 with Wales on Monday.

Ireland and Scotland will play their third game at 12:00 BST on Friday.

Alex Speers, who celebrated her 150th cap against Wales, scored a double in Tuesday's comprehensive success over Scotland.

Both goals came in the first half, in which the Scots replied courtesy of an own goal.

Chloe Watkins scored Ireland's third and then Deirdre Duke deflected a Megan Frazer shot home for the fourth.

Omagh girl Shirley McCay made her 150th appearance in Tuesday night's win.

Ireland drew 1-1 with Wales on Monday, Katherine Budd converting a late penalty corner to earn Wales a share of the spoils.

Ireland had taken the lead with 13 minutes left when Nikki Evans touched home from close-range following a pass by Naomi Carroll.

The fixtures are part of the Irish side's build-up to the European Championships in August, where they will face Belarus, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Top Stories