Scots relegated in Europeans
15 January 2012
EUROPEAN INDOOR NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS 11 - LIGNANO (ITALY) - FRIDAY 13TH - SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY 2012
SCOTLAND 1 SLOVAKIA 2
Scotland unfortunately came bottom of the relegation pool after losing 2-1 to Slovakia in the final match of the European Indoor Nations Championships in Lignano and will play in the third division in two years time.
Even before their final game against Slovakia, the Scots knew their fate as Italy managed a 2-2 draw with Belarus, ensuring both sides survival.
Scotland were always chasing the game in this final encounter and fell behind to a Slovakian penalty corner in 11 minutes. The contest was effectively over when Slovakia doubled their lead mid-way through the second half, leaving Ross McPherson`s open play goal to be little more than a consolation.