Iceland 1-4 Scotland: Shelley Kerr’s side finish second in Algarve Cup group

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Targets: Scotland Women 4-1 Iceland Women

Scotland are getting “closer and closer” to the build they wish to be following their dominant draw end over Iceland in the Algarve Cup, says head coach Shelley Kerr.

Targets from Lizzie Arnot and Erin Cuthbert came after a dominating first-half of performance in Parchal.

Kim Cramped and Arnot again scored both facet of a Sara Gunnarsdottir strike to procure 2d in Team A.

“It be a step ahead for us” Kerr told BBC Scotland.

The Scots will play one other 2d-placed facet of their play-off match on Wednesday, with their last opponent definite by the sport between Poland and the Netherlands.

“We worked on attacking play in coaching, 5 or six key issues and I possess I saw evidence of every single one among them as of late,” added a gratified Kerr.

“They played a crew that’s handiest two areas below us in the rankings and no longer handiest dominated possession but I possess our attacking play, the alternatives we had in assault had been fully mighty.”

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‘The third impartial changed into prominent’

Iceland had beaten Scotland in La Manga in January, but there changed into by no manner any threat of a repeat of that outcome as the Scots took a grip of the match from the outset.

The tangible evidence of that came in the form of Arnot’s early impartial, her first for her nation. Cramped fired in a nook from the left and when it broke to Arnot, she buried it past Sonny Thrainsdottir in the bottom nook.

Scotland had been fiddling with an intensity and at a tempo the Icelanders might possibly per chance well also no longer match and Cuthbert’s impartial deservedly stretched their lead.

Having despatched a shot wide from contrivance, the tenacious Chelsea ahead made up for it a minute later, worthwhile possession true outdoors the opposition penalty residing, permitting Cramped and Claire Emslie to combine, sooner than sidefooting Emslie’s cutback past the keeper.

Cuthbert changed into also keen about Scotland’s third. It changed into her shot that changed into charged down sooner than Cramped swept the rebound past Thrainsdottir.

“The third impartial changed into prominent, I’m desperate to eye it support on fable of there changed into so many ideal combos in it,” said Kerr.

A uncommon 2d of Scottish slackness allowed Iceland a chink of mild two minutes later, as Gunnarsdottir shot low past the in every other case untroubled Shannon Lynn.

But Arnot restored the three-impartial profit, bundling past the keeper, who saved her preliminary effort following a savory diagonal ball from Caroline Weir.

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Watch: Arnot rounds off Scotland scoring

“The game notion changed into to score more avid gamers in evolved positions, which Lizzie changed into, but I possess the avid gamers had been having a itsy-bitsy little bit of a shaggy dog chronicle with her about her 2d impartial there. But it in fact went in and that’s the reason the greatest factor.”

Iceland had beaten Scotland in La Manga in January, but there changed into by no manner any threat of a repeat of that outcome as Shelley Kerr’s facet took a grip of the match from the outset.

The tangible evidence of that came in the form of Arnot’s early impartial, her first for her nation. Cramped fired in a nook from the left and when it broke to Arnot, she buried it past goalkeeper Sonny Thrainsdottir in the bottom nook.

Scotland had been fiddling with an intensity and at a tempo the Icelanders might possibly per chance well also no longer match, and Cuthbert’s impartial deservedly stretched their lead.

Having despatched a shot wide from contrivance, the tenacious Chelsea ahead made up for it a minute later, worthwhile possession true outdoors the opposition penalty residing, permitting Cramped and Claire Emslie to combine sooner than facet-footing Emslie’s slash-support past the stopper.

Cuthbert changed into also keen about Scotland’s third. It changed into her shot that changed into charged down sooner than Cramped swept the rebound past Thrainsdottir.

A uncommon 2d of Scottish slackness allowed Iceland a chink of mild two minutes later, as Gunnarsdottir shot low past the in every other case untroubled Shannon Lynn.

But Arnot restored the three-impartial profit, bundling past Thrainsdottir, who saved her preliminary effort following a savory diagonal ball from Caroline Weir.

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