#PinatarCup: Abbi Grant’s first goal for Scotland Women beats Iceland

Birmingham City’s Abbi Grant’s bagged her first goal for Scotland Women as Shelley Kerr’s side earned a 1-0 win over Iceland and their second victory at the Pinatar Cup in Spain.

Scotland enjoyed a very dominant first-half as both Christie Murray and Erin Cuthbert forced saves, while Grant missed the target a couple of times when well placed.

Grant did make the breakthrough 10 minutes into the second half though, cutting into the box and curling a shot inside the far post.

Cuthbert, Claire Emslie and Emma Mitchell all threatened to add a second but Scotland had to settle for a narrow win.

Abbi Grant told scottshfa.co.uk: “It was my first start for Scotland today so to get a goal was the icing on the cake. I feel like the first chance I had was probably the easiest but I was happy to hit the net in the end.

“For my goal, I just saw the chance open up for me and thought I would just have a go. To score for Scotland was a special feeling.”

Scotland next play on Tuesday 10 March against Northern Ireland, with kick-off 7.30pm UK time and live on BBC ALBA.

The Irish lost 4-0 to Ukraine on Saturday, Nicole Kozlova’s opener added to by a rush of goals, a brace by Daryna Apanaschenko and one from Olha Ovdiychuk completing the scoring before half-time.

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