Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Sun 29th March 2015
17:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 34,255

Group D
(29 Mar 2015)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Poland
5
3
2
0
16
3
11
Germany
5
3
1
1
9
4
10
SCOTLAND
5
3
1
1
11
5
10
Rep. Ireland
5
2
2
1
11
4
8
Georgia
5
1
0
4
4
9
3
Gibraltar
5
0
0
5
1
27
0
29 March 2015
Georgia 0-2 Germany
Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland
Scotland

Maloney(pen 18, pen 34)

S Fletcher(29, 77, 90)

Naismith(39)


D Marshall
A Hutton
R Martin
A Robertson
M Ritchie (G Greer 46)
S Brown(C)
J Morrison
I Anya (B Bannan 74)
S Maloney
S Fletcher
S Naismith (J Rhodes 66)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 39

Gibraltar

L Casciaro(19)


J Robba
S Wiseman
D Artell (M Zachara 54)
R Casciaro
R Chipolina
L Casciaro
A Payas
J Chipolina (J Gosling 74)
A Bardon (D Duarte 82)
L Walker
A Priestley

 
Scotland
Gibraltar
Shots At Goal
20
5
Shots On Target
12
2
Possession
73.1%
26.9%
Fouls
7
10
Corners
6
2
Offsides
5
0
Saves
1
6
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (17 Caps) Age: 30
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (44 Caps) Age: 30
3 Andrew Robertson (Hull City) (6 Caps) Age: 21
4 Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) (2 Caps) Age: 25
5 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (18 Caps) Age: 29
6 Shaun Maloney (Chicago Fire) (39 Caps) Age: 32
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (37 Caps) Age: 28
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (43 Caps) Age: 29
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (20 Caps) Age: 28
10 Steven Naismith (Everton) (36 Caps) Age: 28
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (13 Caps) Age: 27
 
14 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (7 Caps) Age: 34
(Replaced Matt Ritchie 46 min)
15 Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers) (20 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 74 min)
18 Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) (13 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Steven Naismith 66 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-4-1-2)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Russell Martin
Andrew Robertson
Matt Ritchie
Scott Brown
James Morrison
Ikechi Anya
Shaun Maloney
Steven Fletcher
Steven Naismith
Interesting Fact
That was the first Scotland hat-trick in 46 years.

Scotland went into the game with Gibraltar as overwelming favourites.  The bookmakers were giving odds of 1/100 for a Scotland win over a team with only 1 professional player.  Scotland made a slow start to the match, and they got a fright when Marshall had to punch an inswinging cross clear.  Scotland took the lead after 18 minutes.  Shaun Maloney was upended in the box by their keeper, and he converted the resulting penalty.  Scotland led for only a minute, when some poor defending led to Casciaro latching on to a through ball and hitting a low shot past Marshall, to give them their first competitive goal.  Scotland regained the lead 10 minutes later when some poor defending allowed Steven Fletcher to score a scrappy header that should have been saved.  Five minutes later, Scotland got their second penalty of the match when Naismith was barged over in the box.  Maloney converted the penalty which was a carbon copy of the first.  Six minutes before half time, Scotland scored their fourth.  Morrison passed to Anya down the wing, and he cut the ball back for Naismith to find the net.  The second half was fairly uneventful until 13 minutes from time, when Steven Fletcher got his second and Scotland's fifth.  Substitute Jordan Rhodes sent a cross to the back post where a downward header from Fletcher beat the keeper.  In the 90th minute, Bannan passed to Fletcher on the edge of the box, and he hit a low shot into the far corner to make it 6-1.  It was Fletcher's hat-trick, the first time in 46 years that a player had scored three or more for Scotland.