Martha Thomas bags debut brace in Scotland win at Pinatar Cup

Martha Thomas
West Ham United’s Martha Thomas scored twice on her Scotland debut. (PA Images)

Scotland Women began their Pinatar Cup games with a 3-0 victory over Ukraine in which Martha Thomas marked her first appearance with two goals.

Thomas was gifted the first goal midway through the first half, presented with an open goal after confusion between defender and keeper.

Tamila Khimich was denied a swift leveller by a fingertip save from Jenna Fife before Thomas tried her luck from distance but Kateryna Samson was equal to the hit.

With 17 minutes to go, Caroline Weir played in Thomas who turned her marker and slotted into the bottom corner.

It was soon 3-0 as Abbi Grant’s ball across the box was collected and put away by Claire Emslie.

Martha Thomas told “I’m really pleased to play and score the two goals. I wasn’t expecting it but I’m really happy to contribute to a win on my first cap.

“I’m half Scottish and the whole of my Mum’s side of the family is very Scottish so I’m very proud to put on the shirt and represent the country.

“My Mum, Dad and Gran came to the game which was really nice and I was so happy to have them in the crowd for my debut.”

Shelley Kerr’s side are back in action on Saturday when they face Iceland.

Scotland: Fife, Smith (Boyle, 60), Lauder, Howard, Godfrey, Weir (C), Graham, Emslie, Arnot (Grant, 60), Ross (C Murray, 60), Thomas (Kerr, 77)

Unused substitutes: Lynn, Mitchell, Corsie

Northern Ireland Women go down to narrow defeat against Iceland

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