• Short Summary

    Two goals in the last five minutes of the game gave Scotland a 2-nil victory over Northern Ireland in the British International Soccer Championship match played in Glasgow's Hampden Park today (Saturday).

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    Two goals in the last five minutes of the game gave Scotland a 2-nil victory over Northern Ireland in the British International Soccer Championship match played in Glasgow's Hampden Park today (Saturday).

    The Irish team, playing minus star player George Best, put up a tenacious fight in front of 40,000 fans--and Goalkeeper Pat Jennings was outstanding in defence. But and error by Pat Rica allowed Lorimer to set up a cross for Denis Law to score while Jennings was still out of the goal after a slip. Then, in the last seconds of injury time Archie Gemmill picked up a loose ball for a clear run across midfield, a pass to Law who crossed to Peter Lorimer of him to take a long-range ground shot which deceived Jennings and slipped in just inside the post.

    The Irish were undoubtedly feeling the loss of Best-who was in Marbella, Spain, following a dramatic failure to turn up for training earlier this week. He is reported as being about to give up professional soccer. The second disadvantage suffered b he Irish was that their lanky Striker Derek Dougan, although ostensibly recovered from a thigh injury received in Wednesday's UEFA Cup Final, did not seem to be in form and twice failed to score.

    SYNOPSIS: Northern Ireland kick-off in the second half of the British International Soccer Championship against Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday. Following a hard-fought no-goal first half , the Irish put on the pressure and attacked the Scottish goal--but a weak long-range shot was let pass by Striker Derek Dougan and was easily intercepted by Goalkeeper Clark.

    Dougan, just recovered from a recent thing injury, was not in top form as Scotland took up the attack on the Irish goal.

    Scotland's Denis Law in possession the a neat pass to Cemmill to Graham, who is intercepted by Rice...and the mistake which may have cost Ireland the game--Rice's back pass falls short, and Lorimer picks it up as Jennings moves to the edge of the penalty area and slips, leaving the way clear for Lorimer to cross to Law, who kicks high for the first goal only five minutes form time.

    As Law is congratulated, it could not pass unnoticed that the Irish, while putting up a tough fight, were feeling the absence of Star George Best, who was in Spain after having dramatically failed to turn up for training earlier in the week amid steadily growing rumours that he would be quitting professional football. To the thousands of Scottish fans among the crowd of forty thousand, the Best absence was good news. But to the Irish team, it was a large ???p in their line of attack.

    In spite of a valiant last-ditch attempt in injury time, Jackson failed to break the Scottish defence--and Moncur intercepted, then Gemmili picked up the loose ball and took it unopposed up field, passing to Law who crossed to Lerimer for him to take a longrange ground shot which deceived Jennings and slipped in just inside the post. A two-nil victory to a jubilant Scotland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SYG0YO92H665K9J1D9HB5N3C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SYG0YO92H665K9J1D9HB5N3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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