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Scotland Game 2 2006

Saturday 20th May, Hampden Park

Scotland (Home) 3 Scotland (Away) 0


A blazing first half performance was enough to secure victory for Scotland Home in an entertaining finale to the Football Aid Scotland Internationals.

It took the Home side only 9 minutes to break the deadlock. Midfielder Ross scoring with a finely executed left footed shot which swung into the bottom left hand corner.

A minute later, striker Parker pounced with a predatory instinct reminiscent of McCoist on a loose ball and pushed home their second.

Home’s sweeping attacks continued to rain down on the Away squad. Robinson hit the bar from 18 yards while Parker, aiming for a double, latched onto a corner but keeper Brown acrobatically saved his header.

There was no stopping Hewitson’s strike on the twenty minute mark, the centre half confidently slotting the ball home from a Robinson cross to make it 3-0.

Away came close shortly after but keeper Parker at full stretch managed to tip defender MacKinnon’s dipping shot over the bar.

Away enjoyed a few more close chances but despite their best efforts, the score remained 3-0 coming into the break.

The second half was a tamer affair with the Home side content to simply hold on to their lead. McCreery came close in the 53rd minute with a 40-yard shot but the closest scoring chance belonged to the Away team.

Substitute Robinson was dramatically brought down in the box in the 64th minute and much to the Away team’s dismay, keeper Parker pulled off a magnificent save to deny the visitors once more.

Robinson’s opposite number, Farquhar enjoyed a close encounter in the dying minutes but his attempt skimmed over the bar, leaving the final score 3-0.

As Les Giles commented after the match, “Seeing my shirt hanging up in the changing rooms, magic! Certainly made a dream come true. Thank you Football Aid and till next year!”

Ross Donald continued, “I really enjoyed the game on Saturday - the pitch was excellent, the game was a mixed standard as always, but pity about that dodgy ref! (only joking Hugh Dallas!). The Football Aid reps were friendly as always and seemed to enjoy the day as well, which is good. I am sure I will be back!”