Over 18,000 watched Scotland Women’s #FIFAWWC send off at Hampden

Photo: Scottish FA

Scotland’s World Cup send off match saw them come from behind to beat Jamaica 3-2 at Hampden Park in front of a crowd of 18,555, smashing the previous high of 4,098.

Goals from Erin Cuthbert, Caroline Weir and Sophie Howard gave Scotland the win although Shelley Kerr will be hoping her team can cut out the mistakes that led to the two Jamaica goals, reports scottishfa.co.uk

Scotland had plenty of the ball in the opening stages of the game but soon found themselves one behind to Jamaica after losing the ball just outside the box.

Khadija Shaw fired the ball past Lee Alexander from 18 yards after Scotland looked to play the ball out from the back but the Jamaican pressing was enough to rob the ball off Claire Emslie and result in the goal.

Caroline Weir twice went close for Scotland. Her low drive straight after the goal took a wicked deflection and nearly found its way into the bottom corner.

Weir then tried her luck from distance forcing the Jamaican goalkeeper Schneider into a low save and then Kim Little broke into the box but her low drive was well saved.

Erin Cuthbert picked the ball up near the centre circle, drove forward and unleashed a fantastic strike into the top corner from 30 yards to equalise.

Scotland scored their second goal just 5 minutes later, Cuthbert was brought down on the edge of the box and Caroline Weir smashed the free-kick into the back.

For all Scotland’s good work in getting into the lead it was another defensive error that allowed Jamaica to get back on level terms just 3 minutes into the second half. Sophie Howard lost the ball to Shaw, who raced through on goal to score.

It didn’t take too long for Howard to make amends, her header finding the opposite corner to restore Scotland’s lead.

Both sides had chances to score again, Kayla McCoy having the best opportunity for Jamaica to equalise in the 82nd minute.

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