Belarus 0-1 Scotland
- Must win game for Scotland
- In earlier game between sides, Scotland won 7-0
- Jo Love gives Scotand 1-0 lead at HT
All Times BST
Player of the Match
I’m going for Scotland’s Lisa Evans.
FULL-TIME Belarus 0-1 Scotland
Scotland not at their best, but after the Iceland result, they’ll just be happy to pick up three points. That maybe enough to qualify, but we’ll find out in September.
Scotland win a corner. Its played short and all the way back to the defence. Looks like they’re happy to keep possession
88 mins – Scotland Sub
Leanne Ross replaces Lisa Evans.
Belarus manage to clear Litte’s free-kick
Scotland win a free-kick on the left-wing, although there will be a bit of a delay because Belarus’ Slesarchik requires treatment.
Erin Cuthbert makes a brilliant run from deep into the box, but is denied by a wonderful save. She’s looked brilliant this half
Scotland win a free-kick 30 yards from goal, and they play it short between Evans and Little. Evans whips in a great ball to the far post where Jane Ross can’t get onto it
78 mins – Belarus Sub
Markushevskay replaces Scherbachenia
77 mins – Scotland Sub
Leanne Crichton replaces goal scorer Jo Love
Stoppage in play as Belarus’ Scherbachenia requires treatment
Scotland once again take the corner short, and it looks like Belarus stop the cross coming in. But Evans makes room for herself, and her cross is saved low down, just ahead of the waiting Jane Ross
Jennifer Beattie shoots from 30 yards and the keeper tips the ball behind for a corner
Nearly a debut goal. Erin Cuthbert shoots from 30 yards and her dipping shot is superbly tipped over by the keeper. Belarus just manage to clear the corner.
A pass from Caroline Weir finds Jane Ross in the box with back to goal, she lays off to Little who’s offside
Scotland is nearly caught out by a Belarusian counter with a through-ball sendng Dranovskaya through, with out Dieke providing defensive cover. Fay rushes out of the goal, and between the two, Scotland clear.
That is until Kirsty Smith shoots from 30 yards, and her driven shot forces the keeper into a great save
Scotland is currently camped in the Belarus half, but just aren’t doing anything with the possession at the moment.
Scotland get opened up at the back by quick passing as Shuppo is found out on the left wing and her shot/cross just creeps wide of the far post. Scotland need that second goal
Scotland win a corner, its taken short – but when it’s played back to the taker Little, she is ruled offside.
Little delivers the corner to Jennifer Beattie, who leaning back at the far post, heads over. Difficult chance.
Corner to Scotland, but their over intricate passing sees Belarus clear. Butt Scotland recycle the ball back into the box, and Jane Ross draws a great save at the far post.
Kirsty Smith delivers a dangerous cross, but once again the keeper manages to clear.
Cuthbert makes a run towards the box from deep but is stopped by a good tackle. Seconds later, Evans drills in a cross from the right which the keeper manages to parry clear.
Lovely play from Scotland, interrupted by an offisde flag. Evans cuts in off the right and runs across the edge of the box, plays a one-two with Jane Ross and then tries to pass to Kim Little in the box, but Little is ruled offside
Belarus gets second half underway
Erin Cuthbert replaces Rachel Corsie
BELARUS Half-Time Subs
Shuppo replaces Avkhimovich & Dranovskaya replaces Duben
Half-Time: Belarus 0-1 Scotland
Jo Love’s header separates the sides at the moment. You feel Scotland need to score one more to feel secure.
Kirsty Smith’s shot/cross goes over the crossbar.
Good bulid up play from Scotland sees Little stab the ball through to Jane Ross in the box, but she is ruled to have fouled her marker.
Caroline Weir breaks down the right and cuts the ball back to Jane Ross, but she is immediately tackled by the recovering Belarusian defence
Belarus has the ball in the Scotland third and eventually it falls to Avkhimovich on the edge of the box, who leaning back delivers a weak volley that is saved by Fay
Scotland wins a corner. It’s played short, and eventually Little plays a cross into the six-yard box where Corsie mistimes her jump and heads over.
Two chances in a matter of seconds for Scotland! Great work from Lauder sees her cut the ball back to Kim Little who controls, and then from 8 yards out tries to curl the ball into the top right corner – but the keeper makes a superb flying save. The ball comes back to Lauder, whose shot across goal creeps just wide of the right post.
Evans breaks into the box and drills the ball back across the six-yard box, but Jane Ross just can’t get her foot on it. The ball is worked to Rachel Corsie who tries her luck from distance, but her shot goes over.
Scotland want a penalty! Lisa Evans delivers an inswinging cross to Jane Ross in the box, who as she chests the ball, goes down under a challenge. She appeals to the ref who is having none of it.
Scotland wins a free-kick on the left-wing, by the box. Kim Little’s delivery is good and Belarus struggle to clear it at the far post, but eventually they manage to do so.
A good passing move from Scotland on the edge of the Belarus box sees Caroline Weir find room from 20 yards to test the keeper, but she makes a good save
Warning for Scotland as Belarus carve out an opening as a pass from midfield finds Duben unmarked on the right side of the box, but she shoots into the side-netting.
Belarus wins a free-kick, 30 yards from goal but their effort from Shcherbachenia goes over.
21 mins – YELLOW CARD
Scotland’s Ifeoma Dieke is booked for a foul on Avkimovich.
15 mins – GOAL! Belarus 0-1 SCOTLAND (Jo Love)
Scotland take the lead. From a free-kick from the right, Lisa Evans delivers a great ball and Jo Love scores with a diving header
Caroline Weir has tested the Belarusian keeper who makes a good save
My live stream is playing up a bit, but Scotland has looked good in attack with a few good crosses, but nothing of note.
Scotland get the game underway.
Seconds away from kick-off.
15:55 – Belarus Side
Natalia Voskobovich, Polina Beshten (c), Anastasia Linnik, Anastasia Scherbachenia, Sviatlana Znaidzionava, Elvira Urazaeva, Anna Kozyupa, Yulia Slesarchik, Yuliya Slesarchik, Yulia Duben, Valeria Karachun, Ekaterina Avkhimovich
15:55 – Scotland Side
Gemma Fay (c), Ifeoma Dieke, Jo Love, Hayley Lauder, Kim Little, Caroline Weir, Lisa Evans, Jane Ross, Rachel Corsie, Jennifer Beattie, Kirsty Smith