Scotland 3-0 Faroe Islands


Tue 16th November 2010

Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)
Att: 10,870





C Gordon (C Bell 68)
P Bardsley (S Saunders 71)
S Caldwell
D Wilson (G Kenneth 60)
S Crainey
K Commons (D Goodwillie 76)
D Fletcher(C) (C Bryson 68)
B Bannan
C Adam (J McArthur 55)
J Mackie
S Maloney


Craig Levein


FIFA Ranking: 57

Faroe Islands

G Nielsen
JT Naes
J Davidsen
A Gregersen
E Jacobsen
D Udsen (P Juspinusen 86)
JI Petersen (C Mouritsen 60)
B Lokin (L Hansen 78)
H Elttor
C Holst (R Poulsen 56)
J Edmundsson


FIFA Ranking: 133

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

Faroe Islands
Shots At Goal
Shots On Target
Possession %
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (40 Caps) Age: 27
2 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (2 Caps) Age: 25
3 Steven Crainey (Blackpool) (7 Caps) Age: 29
4 Stephen Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) (11 Caps) Age: 30
5 Danny Wilson (Liverpool) (1 Cap) Age: 18
6 Charlie Adam (Blackpool) (7 Caps) Age: 24
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (53 Caps) Age: 26
8 Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) (1 Cap) Age: 20
9 Jamie Mackie (QPR) (3 Caps) Age: 25
10 Kris Commons (Derby County) (7 Caps) Age: 27
11 Shaun Maloney (Celtic) (19 Caps) Age: 27
12 Cammy Bell (Kilmarnock) (1 Cap) Age: 24
(Replaced Craig Gordon 68 min)
13 James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) (1 Cap) Age: 23
(Replaced Charlie Adam 55 min)
14 Garry Kenneth (Dundee Utd) (2 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Danny Wilson 60 min)
15 David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd) (1 Cap) Age: 21
(Replaced Kris Commons 76 min)
18 Steven Saunders (Motherwell) (1 Cap) Age: 19
(Replaced Phil Bardsley 71 min)
19 Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock) (1 Cap) Age: 24
(Replaced Darren Fletcher 68 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
Craig Gordon
Phil Bardsley
Stephen Caldwell
Danny Wilson
Steven Crainey
Kris Commons
Barry Bannan
Darren Fletcher
Charlie Adam
Shaun Maloney
Jamie Mackie

15 David Goodwillie


Tue 16th November 2010

Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)
Att: 10,870

Before the friendly against the Faroes, Craig Levein had nine withdrawls from the squad. Christophe Berra, Chris Burke, Gary Caldwell, Graham Dorrans, Matt Gilks, Alan Hutton, James Morrison, Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker pulled out. This meant that there were callups for Dundee Utd's David Goodwillie, Aston Villa's Barry Bannan, and Liverpool's Danny Wilson.

The Faroes gave Scotland a scare after 8 minutes when a free kick 35 yards out struck the bar. A few minutes later, Maloney found Commons at the back post, but he headed across the goal and just wide. On 24 minutes Fletcher forced a corner and from the resulting corner by Adam debutant Danny Wilson beat his marker to side foot past the keeper. Seven minutes later, Adam put a low cross into the middle for Commons to poke the ball past the keeper and double Scotland's lead. A couple of minutes later debutant Barry Bannan fired in a shot from 25 yards out that cracked off the post. Just before half time Bannan floated a ball in from the right and Wilson headed the ball back across goal for Jamie Mackie to get his first international goal and give Scotland a 3-0 lead at half time.Just into the second half a thunderous shot by Steven Crainey 25 yards out was excellently saved by Gunnar Nielsen. Ten minutes later Bannan heads a Commons cross just over the bar. Midway through the second half, Maloney spurns a great chance when he picks up a poor backpass and chips the ball just past the post.The match ended 3-0 and along with it being a confidence booster, it showed that there is some promise for Scotland in the future.