Scotland beat Northern Ireland to clinch Pinatar Cup title

Scotland women put on impressive display at the Pinatar Cup (Twitter: Scotland National Team)
Scotland women put on impressive display at the Pinatar Cup (Twitter: Scotland National Team)
11:06am, Wed 11 Mar 2020
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Scotland women beat Northern Ireland 2-1 to clinch a third successive win and with it the Pinatar Cup title.

Shelley Kerr's side went a goal down after Liverpool midfielder Rachel Furness headed home early on.

But Scotland soon recovered as Erin Cuthbert bagged the equaliser with an impressive 25-yard strike into the top corner.

And the turn around was complete when striker Abbi Grant put Scotland in front before half-time after capitalising on a loose ball.

Northern Ireland finished the tournament bottom after they failed to gain a single point in Mercia.

Scotland capped off a fine campaign following previous victories against Iceland and Ukraine.

Scotland head coach Kerr said: "I'm delighted overall. It's difficult to stay focussed and put in three exceptional performances. They put us under pressure early on in the game but it was a great response.

"They showed great character to bounce back and score two goals, and we ended winning the game quite comfortably. We are disappointed to concede but overall it's been a fantastic week."

The Scots were treating the event as a warm-up ahead of their Euro 2021 qualifiers against Cyprus and Portugal next month. 

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