Scotland followed up their win against Ukraine with a 4-2 success against Albania which temporarily put them in first place of qualification Group 11 for the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship in Slovakia.
With Austria not playing until later that day, Scotland had the chance to pile on the pressure on their rivals. Lia Tweedie, Kirsty Howat, Kirsty Hanson and Carla Boyce were the scorers as Scotland ran out clear winners.
Having started well in the first match against Ukraine, Scotland continued much in the same way and it took them only nine minutes to open the scoring as last game’s impact sub Lia Tweedie converted a Sarah Clelland assist.
It was Tweedie who was to play a part in Scotland’s second goal, too, as she laid on Kirsty Howat’s strike in the 20th minute.
Albania were quick to reply, though, and Franja eventually scored for them after Flaherty had just saved a shot from Behluli.
Just four minutes before half time, Scotland were clearly not ready to rest on their laurels as Hanson made it 3-1 from a Erin Cuthbert assist.
The half ended in cruel fashion for Scotland as Gjegji pulled one back in the third minute of added time.