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18 July 2019 | Uncategorized

Draw demonstrated Scots’ fight – Gallagher

Lynsey Gallagher says that Scotland's fighting qualities came to the fore as they battled back to draw with Trinidad and Tobago today.

In a game which saw the lead change hands on multiple occasions, Scotland had to fight back as the clocked ticked down, with Gallagher eventually netting with the final action of the game to secure a 43-43 draw.

The result represents the first time that the Thistles have avoided defeat in a World Cup clash with Trinidad and Tobago, and Gallagher was delighted to be able to end that particular hoodoo.

She said:

“That’s one of our team characteristics I would say – we fight to the final whistle and we never give up. In the past few years we’ve really shown that. It’s just unfortunate we weren’t able to finish it off at the end.”

Gallagher admitted that the game entered a scrappy phase as both teams were affected by nerves in the closing stages, but believes that the errors Scotland made can be put right.

She added:

“They’re things that can be easily fixed. We need to execute our game plan and put in a solid performance, with those final touches included.

“It’s just about having a calm head and executing that game plan, and being consistent over 60 minutes.”