Pinatar Women’s Cup winners Scotland fightback to beat Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland goalkeeper jackie Burns and Scotland's Abbi Grant.
Northern Ireland goalkeeper Jackie Burns and Scotland’s Abbi Grant. (Photo:

Scotland clinched a third consecutive win at the Pinatar Women’s Cup in Spain but only after coming from behind to beat Northern Ireland 2-1 with a quickfire brace.

Shelley Kerr’s side had already won the tournament but found themselves behind after only 5 minutes as Rachel Furness headed home from a Lauren Wade cross.

Rachel Corsie cleared off the line as Furness almost scored again, Scotland equalising soon after as Erin Cuthbert drive from outside the area flew past‘keeper Jackie Burns and into the net.

Erin Cuthbert and Simone Magill.
Erin Cuthbert and Simone Magill. (Photo:

Three minutes later Scotland took the lead, Abbi Grant making the most of a mistake by Julie Nelson.

After the break, Jane Ross was closest to adding a third for the Scots but Burns turned her shot over the bar.

Scotland: Lynn, Corsie, Docherty (Mitchell, 17′), Boyle, Howard, Murray (Crichton, 65’), Grant (Lauder, 76’), Thomas (Muir, 84’), Graham (Weir, 65’), Cuthbert, Arnot (Ross, 84’)

Northern Ireland: Burns, McMaster (Newborough, 57’), Hutton (Finnegan, 85’), Nelson, Vance, McFadden, Furness, McKenna (Bell, 45’), Wade (Callaghan, 77’), Magill (McGuinness, 85’), McCarron. 

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