Scotland’s young guns were in action tonight in the first of a series of three matches on home soil, and left no-one in doubt about their intentions in group 9 of the UEFA Euro qualifiers.
Goals from Chalmers 48’, Kennedy 54’, McKay 65’ and MacLeod 68’ gave the Scottish under 19s lads a tremendous start to the week against Armenia and with the other group game between Switzerland and Romania ending 1-1, the Scots can take huge confidence as they move forward into Thursdays match v Romania.
Romania played very well in tonight’s game against the Swiss and should have walked away with the three points but failed to finish off the chances they had after dominating the game. Couple this failure to finish off a game after taking the lead and Scotland’s confident approach to offensive play, the Scot’s could be looking at having the opportunity of departing Falkirk on Thursday evening with the Group already in the bag without the need of playing on Sunday.
Ricky Sbragia can perhaps sleep easier tonight knowing that his players were outstanding in tonight’s match but also that both their other group opponents failed to deliver when they had the chance to impose themselves on the early group opener.
Thursday sees Scotland face Romania at Falkirk Stadium with a 7.30pm ko, Switzerland will face Armenia at New Douglas Park also with a 7.30pm ko.
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