Scots brush aside French in Lille
05 June 2011
Scotland`s under 18 girls rebounded from their defeat at the hands of the Germans on Friday with a convincing 5-2 win over France in the second match of the three nations tournament in Lille.
After a period of relentless pressure the Scots youngsters took the lead with a goal from Kelburne`s Emma Barlow after good build-up work by Hazel Hall. The French retaliated with an equaliser in their first attack of the game, but the Scots immediately went up the pitch and GHK`s Jenny Morris restored the lead with a great strike from the top of the circle.
The Scots continued to dominate in the second half and further goals came from Barlow who scored her second, Sarah Robertson and Mairi Drummond.
"I was very pleased with the performance against France, and particularly with the intensity of our play against a side in Europe`s top eight," said Colin Clarke, Scotland`s head coach.
Scotland`s boys gained their revenge against Ulster with a 4-1 victory in the second test match at Jordanstown. After Ulster took the lead in the first half, the Scots youngsters took control and a hat-trick from Inverleith`s Jake Hibbert and a further strike by Clydesdale striker Ben Peterson sealed a comfortable win for the Scots to level the series.