England edged Belgium in UEFA Women’s Nations League Group A1 while Scotland went down to the Netherlands.
Ella Toone did not make the most of a headed opportunity after a Lauren Hemp shot was parried and although England started at a pace, Mary Earps was soon forced in to a good save by Justine Vanhaevermaet.
The Lionesses were ahead after 13 minutes, Millie Bright’s header coming back off the post and Hemp finishing.
Alessia Russo volleyed over following a Chloe Kelly run and shot, before Earps made a flying save from Sarah Wijnants strike from outside the box.
Nicky Evrard beat away Alex Greenwood’s 25-yard free kick but the Lionesses had done enough to leapfrog the Red Flames into second place in the table, goal-difference behind the Dutch.
The return game is on Tuesday 31 October, when Belgium host England at OH Leuven (live on ITV4 at 7.30pm).
The Netherlands took an 11th-minute lead over Scotland, when Kerstin Casparij deflected cross was netted by Danielle van de Donk.
It was 2-0 soon after the half hour, Sophie Howard’s attempted clearance from a Jill Roord effort leading to a tidy Esmee Brugts finish.
The Dutch got a third early in the second half, Caitlin Dijkstra’s long ball picked up by Lineth Beerensteyn who lobbed goalkeeper Lee Gibson.
Beerensteyn then got her second and the Netherlands fourth from a Victoria Pelova cross.
Scotland next entertain the Netherlands at Hampden Park on Tuesday (live on BBC Alba, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website at 7.45pm).