Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Scotland | 2017 - UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship | 2021119

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship | Gradski "Zemum", Belgrade
15 March 2017 - 14:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 0 - 0 Scotland

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REPORT: Scoreless draw keeps WU17s in hunt

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under 17s remain in contention for a place at this summer's UEFA Women's U19 European Championships after drawing 0-0 with Scotland.
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15th Mar 2017

Having beaten Serbia in their opening game in Group 4, Ireland were quietly confident of matching their opponents in this encounter. And so that proved to be the case.

Dave Bell knows how good his young team can be when attacking at pace and they showed that in this game with 17 attempts on goal and 35 breaks forward that put Scotland on the back foot.

As early as the eighth minute Ireland registered their intent with Carla McManus unloading a shot at goal that was blocked down. They kept the pressure on with Isibeal Carolan going close before she was substituted.

Ireland play a free-flowing game that tries to get in behind their opponents and they proved to be successful with that as Heather Payne and Alannah McEvoy wreaked havoc with their pace.

Scotland hardly had time to catch their breath in between chances as Tiegan Ruddy, Megan Mackey and Payne all went close in the first period. But they also had to stay alert with goalkeeper Erica Turner making a couple of fine saves.

After the interval it was more of the same from Ireland with McManus, McEvoy and Payne all unlucky not to break the deadlock. Then came the pulsating moment when McManus rattled the woodwork on 52 minutes.

Scotland made a few changes in an attempt to turn the game in their favour, but they found themselves spending most of the second period trying to limit Ireland and goalkeeper Jade Baillie was kept busy.

Ultimately, Bell's side could not find the goal that their positive play deserved so they had to settle for a draw - which leaves them on four points after two games, matching Hungary who beat Serbia 1-0 in the other game.

Next up is a showdown with Hungary on Saturday. Another positive result could see Bell's team finish as group winners and qualify for this summer's finals tournament in Czech Republic.

 

Republic of Ireland: Turner; Grier, Ruddy, Doyle; Carolan (Fahey 23), Spillane, Toland, Payne; McEvoy, McManus, Mackey.

Scotland: Baillie; Adderley, Eddie, Cameron, Laing (Santoyo Brown 58); McAlonie; Napier, McDonald (Welch 71), Muir; Cross, Davidson (McIntosh 53).

Referee: Vera Opeykina (Russia).

Toland eyes next level with WU17s

Tyler Toland does not dwell on the past and that is why she wants the Republic of Ireland Women's Under 17s to fix their sights on their next game.
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14th Mar 2017

A 1-0 win over Serbia propelled Dave Bell's squad to the top of Group 4, however midfield ace Toland sees more benefit in working harder rather than basking in the glory of an opening win. As far as she is concerned, there is work to do.

The objective for this squad is to make it out of these Elite Round qualifiers - which are being hosted by Serbia - and book a place in this summer's UEFA European Championship finals in Czech Republic. One step at a time though as they still have two games to play.

"We are really happy that we got the three points against Serbia. It was what we wanted from the game and it gives us a great start. But we rushed things a little too much and didn't play good football at times," said Toland.

Ever the perfectionist, Toland has focused in on the areas where she and her team-mates can improve ahead of Wednesday's clash with Scotland. It is that type of professional mindset that Bell - and his coaching staff - has worked hard to instil into this squad.

Sure, they want to win at all costs, but Toland knows that there is another level within the players that they can bring out. And if they do then it could trigger their exciting attackers into full flow at just the right time.

"We are top of the group, which is great, but we want to win the next game and see where we are after that," stated Toland, who plays her club football with Maiden City.

"We know that we can pass the ball around better, relax more and get the ball into girls like Heather (Payne), Carla (McManus) and Alannah (McEvoy) who can put it in the back of the net.

"There is more still to come from us and we are confident that we can improve again. That is what we want to do in the next game and if we do it then we should have the quality to win."

Toland is not one to be caught up in distractions; she confessed to not thinking much about her nomination for Under 16 Women's Player of the Year because of these qualifiers. And it's that kind of attitude that has put Ireland into such a good position in Group 4.

Fixtures
Wednesday, 15 March: Republic of Ireland v Scotland, Gradski Zemum, Serbia, KO 13:00
Saturday, 18 March: Republic of Ireland v Hungary, Gradski Zemum, Serbia, KO 13:00

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Turner (G) 3 Grier 5 Doyle 6 Toland 7 Spillane 8 Ruddy (C) 9 McEvoy 10 Mackey 11 Payne 15 McManus 17 Atkinson

Scotland

12 Baillie (G) 3 Adderley 4 Cameron 5 Eddie 6 McAlonie 7 Muir (C) 8 McDonald 9 Cross 11 Napier 13 Laing 16 Davidson

Substitutes

  • 1 Kiera Gibson (G)
  • 2 Jemma Marriott
  • 10 Elena Santoyo Brown
  • 14 Jenna Clark
  • 15 Kirstie McIntosh
  • 17 Sara Mcwhirter
  • 18 Naomi Welch

Officials

  • Referee Vera Opeykina
  • Assistant Referee Sabina Valieva
  • Assistant Referee Aleksandra Stojanac
  • 4th Referee Jelena Cvetković
  • Uefa Delegate Nelly Viennot
  • Referee Observer Nelly Viennot

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 8" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 10" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Amy Muir (Scotland).
  • 11" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 19" Michaela McAlonie (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 23" Doireann Fahey (in) - Isibeal Atkinson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 26" Amy Muir (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 26" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 27" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 29" Morgan Cross (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 29" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 30" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 34" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 36" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 38" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 38" Morgan Cross (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland).
  • 38" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 39" Aisling Spillane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 40" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 40+2" Morgan Cross (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 40+2" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 40+2" Lauren Davidson (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 40+2" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 42" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 43" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kirsten Laing (Scotland).
  • 45" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 47" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 48" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 48" Jade Baillie (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Lauren Davidson (Scotland).
  • 50" Jamie-Lee Napier (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 52" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 53" Kirstie McIntosh (in) - Lauren Davidson (out) (Scotland)
  • 53" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 53" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 54" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 54" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 57" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 57" Aisling Spillane (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 58" Elena Santoyo Brown (in) - Kirsten Laing (out) (Scotland)
  • 58" Michaela McAlonie (Scotland) fouls.
  • 58" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 65" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 65" Aisling Spillane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 66" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Morgan Cross (Scotland).
  • 66" Leah Eddie (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 66" Leah Eddie (Scotland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 66" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 70" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 71" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Naomi Welch (in) - Kaela McDonald (out) (Scotland)
  • 72" Aisling Spillane (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 72" Jade Baillie (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 75" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 77" Morgan Cross (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland).
  • 77" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 79" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 79" Aisling Spillane (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80" Morgan Cross (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 80+2" Amy Muir (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 80+2" Jamie-Lee Napier (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 80+3" Kirstie McIntosh (Scotland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland

Corners Won

9 1

Shots on Target

2 4

Shots off Target

10 3

Fouls Committed

7 5
  • Republic of Ireland

    Scotland

  • 0Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal4
  • 10Shots Wide3
  • 5Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 4Save(s)2
  • 17Total Shots8
  • 7Fouls Committed5
  • 9Corner(s)1
  • 3Offside(s)0