Northern Ireland scored a one-nil victory over Scotland in their British International Soccer Championship match at Glasgow's Hampden Park tonight (Tuesday).
Northern Ireland scored a one-nil victory over Scotland in their British International Soccer Championship match at Glasgow's Hampden Park tonight (Tuesday). The northern Ireland team took the lead after 14 minutes when Scottish defender John Greig deflected the ball into his own goal.
It was Northern Ireland's first victory over Scotland since 1934 and it dashed all hopes of the Scottish team winning the championship. England, who beat Northern Ireland one-nil on Saturday, now look sure to win the title unless they suffer a shock defeat by Wales tomorrow night.
SYNOPSIS: Northern Ireland, playing from right to left, kick-off in their British International Soccer Championship match against Scotland in Glasgow tonight (Tuesday), Scotland were quick to the attack and the Irish goalkeeper, Jennings, was forced to move quickly to clear the threat.
Northern Ireland to the attack, but again the Scottish forwards gain possession and push upfield for the first corner of the match.
Eddie Gray takes the corner for Scotland...to McClintock...Lorimer .. and a fumbled shot in the open goal mouth.
Northern Ireland on the attack again and the beginning of the move which led to their one-nil victory. Hamilton is obstructed and a free kick awarded to Northern Ireland.
Hamilton pushes the ball to Dougan who, in turn heads it towards the Scottish goal-mouth. Scottish defender, David Greig, is caught off-balance and deflects the ball into his goal.
British footballer of the year, Frank McClintock is forced off the field by injury as his team begin the second half in pursuit of Northern Ireland's lead. The Scots pressed forward with renewed vigour, but were unable to equalise. The score again, Northern Ireland one, Scotland nil.