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International Friendly Report: Scotland Come From Behind To Beat Canada
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A first home win for Scotland boss Berti Vogts (Allsport)
10/15/2002. After a miserable 2002 so far, Scotland have finally clicked into gear after coming from behind to beat Canada in a friendly at Easter Road ?just three days after winning for the first time under new boss Berti Vogts, against Iceland.
The match began in explosive fashion with both sides scoring early, although it was a surprise to see the Canadians take the lead.
Scotland's inept failure to clear a free kick cost them dear as Duane De Rosario was fouled in the area by Russell Anderson and then picked himself up to dispatch the penalty well.
The lead lasted two minutes before Dunfermline striker Stephen Crawford equalised, drilling his shot under keeper Lars Hirschfeld, having been sent clear on goal by Scot Gemmill.
Just five minutes after half time, Scotland took the lead for the first time after the visitors failed to clear following good work from Paul Devlin, allowed Stephen Thompson to find the corner well. It was relief for the Dundee United man who had earlier send a clear header wide of the post.
The result was put beyond doubt when Crawford added his second and the Scots third. Devlin's deep cross was helped back by Thompson and althought Hirschfeld got a touch on it, it fell for Crawford who swept home from close range.
Whilst Iceland and Canada may not be earth-shattering victories, the boost to the self confidence that these past two successes will have given Scotland is immeasurable. A truer test comes next month when they travel to Portugal for a friendly.
Scotland (1) 3 (Crawford 11, 73, Thompson 50)
Canada (1) 1 (De Rosario (pen) 9)
who watched the game?? can anyone tell me how hirschfeld did in the game/? did he play alright?
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