Sunday, 6 March 2011

Great win for Scottish women

Scotland's women have beaten England 2-0 in the Cyprus Cup, to end a run of 17 successive victories by the Auld enemy. Kim Little's drive on 26 minutes and Jennifer Beattie's glancing header on 54 secured the win for Scotland - ending 34 years of heartache.

Aberdeen-born Little, who has 50 caps for the national side, and who plays for Arsenal after moving from Hibernian in 2008,  told the BBC: "We've come close to England before, but we've been closing in on all the big teams and we're going into matches like this believing we can get a result. We were very organised defensively, got forward well, created chances and took them. It was a deserved victory - and a great day for Scotland."

Meanwhile, head coach Anna Signeul has set her sights on reaching the 2013 European Championship finals, and sees a good performance in the Cyprus Cup as a stepping stone to that goal.

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