Wednesday August 15, 2012 Friendlies Finished Easter Road

Scotland 3 - 1 Australia

  • Rhodes 28’
  • Davidson 63’ (o.g.)
  • McCormack 76’
  • Bresciano 18’

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    Scotland come from behind to beat Australia

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Scotland
    • Australia
    • 90' FT Scotland 3-1 Australia
    • 89' Australia ending with a flourish, but it's too little too late for the Socceroos.
    • 87' Scotland sub: Black ON, Caldwell OFF
    • 86' YELLOW CARD: Kruse is booked for a late tackle on Snodgrass
    • 85' Australia sub: Thompson ON, Brosque OFF.
    • 83' Scotland work it out to Adam, who cuts in from the left and goes for goal with a terrific curling effort with the outside of his left foot - it drifts just wide.
    • 81' McCormack's free-kick flicks off the top of the wall and Scotland have a corner.
    • 79' Adam wins another free-kick for Scotland in a dangerous area. He's fouled by Jedinak, and a chance for the Scots again here...
    • 77' Australia sub: McGowan ON, Ognenovski OFF.
    • 75' GOAL! 3-1 Scotland! McCormack makes it three with an assured run and calm finish into the bottom corner. That's game, set and match Scotland.
    • 72' Australia seem resigned to their fate here. They haven't created anything all half.
    • 70' McCormack is clean through but is flagged offside. He was ON side.
    • 68' Triple Scotland sub: Martin, Mulgrew & McCormack ON, Hutton, Fox & Rhodes OFF.
    • 67' The ball is played wide to Maloney, but his cross sails over everyone and goes high over the bar too. Waste.
    • 66' Adam is blocked by Lucas Neill 30 yards from goal - and Scotland have a chance with the free-kick.
    • 65' Scotland have probably been the better team so far and they have their tails up now. Threatning a third.
    • 63' GOAL! Moments after coming off the bench to make his Australia debut, Jason Davidson heads Danny Fox's cross into his own net. Nightmare for the boy.
    • 61' Australia sub: Davidson ON, Carney OFF
    • 59' Gilks makes a superb save from Wilkshire after Kruse had got the better of Hutton and supplied the cut-back from the left. Tipped over well by the Blackpool number one.
    • 57' Hutton makes a crucial interception as Kruse almost sneaks behind the Scottish defence.
    • 55' Naismith has his run blocked in the box - but the referee tells the blonde striker to get back to his feet. Probably would have got a free-kick if that was outside the box.
    • 53' Scotland beginning to ramp up the pressure as Australia retreat deeper and deeper.
    • 51' The game has gone a little flat at the start of the second half here. Scotland on top, but not creating too much.
    • 49' Sasa Ognenovski has just been floored after Alan Hutton drove an effort at goal from the edge of the box, but it caught the Aussie defender in the midrift.
    • 47' Holman was taken off as a precaution after being fouled by Caldwell in first half injury time.
    • 46' Triple Australia change: Federici, Jedinak & McDonald ON, Schwarzer, Bresciano & Holman OFF.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Australia get the second period underway.
    • HT Bresciano put Australia ahead with a breathtaking volley, but Rhodes equalised with a classy glancing header. All-square at the break.
    • 45' HT Scotland 1-1 Australia.
    • 44' Berra plays a poor ball to Caldwell, who has to stretch for the ball - and he catches Holman late. Holman has to hobble off for now.
    • 42' Naismith picks out Maloney, who twists and turns into space in the penalty box - but can't get his shot away.
    • 40' Scotland playing at a really decent tempo but are just struggling to make the final ball count.
    • 37' Adam drives forward through the centre of the field, and with Australia backpedaling, slides the ball through to Rhodes - but Schwarzer uses all of his experience and comes out to smother.
    • 34' Bresciano tees up Holman, who lets fly from 25 yards - but the ball sails just over.
    • 32' Snodgrass cuts in from the right and goes for the curler into the top corner, but it doesn't quite bend back towards goal in time.
    • 30' Australia knocking the ball around nicely at the moment. They haven't let Scotland gain any momentum after drawing level.
    • 28' GOAL! Rhodes scores for Scotland on his first senior start! Danny Fox drills a cross in from the left and Rhodes beats his man and glances the ball into the far corner. Lovely header, lovely goal.
    • 26' Scotland sub: Maloney on, Morrison off. The West Brom man also seems to have picked up some sort of knock, and is replaced.
    • 24' Scotland seem to have lost their way here at the moment.
    • 22' Scotland sub: Keeper Gilks replaces McGregor, who looks to have pulled a groin.
    • 20' First international goal for four years. What a way to end the drought.
    • 19' Sweet, sweet strike by Bresciano. And perhaps some justice after Australia were denied a clear penalty moments earlier.
    • 18' GOAL! 1-0 Australia. Bresciano scores an absolutely stunning volley! Scotland clear the corner to Bresciano, who thumps it first time into the top corner from 30 yards. Stunning strike.
    • 17' Big moment here! Fox handles on the line but no penalty is given... Huge let-off for Scotland.
    • 16' Schwarzer making his 99th appearance for Australia tonight, incidentally.
    • 15' At the other end, Adam whips in a corner and then a free-kick that Mark Schwarzer deals with easily.
    • 13' Valeri tries to pick out Bresciano with an arrowed pass to the left wing, but Bresciano cannot keep it under control and McGregor gathers.
    • 11' Valeri sweeps up at the back as Rhodes drills a dangerous cross into the box from the right.
    • 9' Bresciano whips the corner into the danger area, but Scotland are able to clear their lines.
    • 8' First Australia attack sees Naismith concede a corner.
    • 6' Morrison goes for goal from distance, but his effort deflects out for a corner. Adam whips the resulting corner into the box, but Berra's effort goes into the upper tier.
    • 5' All Scotland here
    • 4' Moments later Hutton thrashes a ball into the box again, but it's an inch or two too high for Rhodes again.
    • 3' Big chance for Scotland as Rhodes gets on the end of a cross from the right, but can't quite fashion a shooting opportunity before Australia get it away.
    • 2' Scotland pressing early on here through Hutton, who gallops down the right wing - but Australia clear his dangerous cross into the box.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Scotland get us underway in a soggy Edinburgh.
    • 19.55 The national anthems are being belted out as we approach kick off at Easter Road.
    • 19.50 SCOTLAND: McGregor, Webster, Caldwell, Berra, Hutton, Snodgrass, Adam, Morrison, Fox, Naismith, Rhodes. SUBS: Gilks, Goodwillie, Mulgrew, Phillips, McCormack, Maloney, Cowie, Black, Bannan, Martin, Marshall /// AUSTRALIA: Schwarzer, Williams, Ognenovski, Neill, Carney, Kruse, Valeri, Bresciano, Wilkshire, Holman, Brosque. SUBS: Langerak, Thompson, McDonald, McGowan, Jedinak, Kilkenny, Davidson, Federici.
    • 19.40 Holger Osieck (Australia) on the thorny issue of August friendlies: "There have been talks and I'm pretty sure there has been a decision made that this date will be skipped in future. I'd say four weeks later or so because some seasons haven't even started, players they've come from pre-season, played a couple of club friendlies and now they're playing international games."
    • 19.30 Scotland coach Craig Levein on the issue of picking players from the Scottish Third Division: "What happened is that some people chose to take half a quote and use that. It is fairly straightforward. What I said when I announced the squad is that it will be more difficult for the Rangers players to get into the international team because the standard in the Third Division isn't akin to international football."
    • 19.20 Veteran duo Harry Kewell and Tim Cahill will not be involved in the match - ex-Liverpool man Kewell has been given the match off as he looks to sort out his club future, while Cahill has recently joined New York Red Bulls.
    • 19.15 Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has named a 20-man squad for the match at Easter Road. A number of English-based players past-and-present and likely to start including Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill and Brett Holman.
    • 19.10 Allan McGregor is likely to take his place in goal with a number of Premier League players set to play in front of him including Gary Caldwell and Alan Hutton. Levein could opt for a five-man midfield with Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes given an opportunity to lead the line.
    • 19.05 Craig Levein's initial 24-man squad has been hit by a number of withdrawals including Celtic winger James Forrest (groin) and QPR forward Jamie Mackie (calf). Midfielder Ian Black and strikers Ross McCormack and David Goodwillie have all received late calls-up.
    • 19.00 Hello everyone, welcome to live coverage of this international friendly between Scotland and Australia from Easter Road. I'm Michael Da Silva and I'll be guiding you through this one
  • Summary

    • 75' GOAL! 3-1 Scotland! McCormack makes it three with an assured run and calm finish into the bottom corner. That's game, set and match Scotland.
    • 63' GOAL! Moments after coming off the bench to make his Australia debut, Jason Davidson heads Danny Fox's cross into his own net. Nightmare for the boy.
    • 59' Gilks makes a superb save from Wilkshire after Kruse had got the better of Hutton and supplied the cut-back from the left. Tipped over well by the Blackpool number one.
    • 28' GOAL! Rhodes scores for Scotland on his first senior start! Danny Fox drills a cross in from the left and Rhodes beats his man and glances the ball into the far corner. Lovely header, lovely goal.
    • 18' GOAL! 1-0 Australia. Bresciano scores an absolutely stunning volley! Scotland clear the corner to Bresciano, who thumps it first time into the top corner from 30 yards. Stunning strike.
    • 17' Big moment here! Fox handles on the line but no penalty is given... Huge let-off for Scotland.
    • 19.50 SCOTLAND: McGregor, Webster, Caldwell, Berra, Hutton, Snodgrass, Adam, Morrison, Fox, Naismith, Rhodes. SUBS: Gilks, Goodwillie, Mulgrew, Phillips, McCormack, Maloney, Cowie, Black, Bannan, Martin, Marshall /// AUSTRALIA: Schwarzer, Williams, Ognenovski, Neill, Carney, Kruse, Valeri, Bresciano, Wilkshire, Holman, Brosque. SUBS: Langerak, Thompson, McDonald, McGowan, Jedinak, Kilkenny, Davidson, Federici.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Scotland

    Manager: Craig Levein

  • Australia

    Manager: Holger Osieck

  • Line-up

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  1. Levein can't please some people #$%$ does he have to­ do?. And what is this booing Scotland players all­ aboot? used to only be Celtics bigots who turned their­ nose up at Scotland now Rangers as well!. Well feck­ aff both o you. And exactly who[Drummer etc] would­ replace Craig Levein ???? no khunt that's who!,sheite­ pay sheite players and judging from this page ,sheite­ support,who the feck would want it. So feck um Craig­ and keep trying.

    From Had Enough, on Thu 16 Aug 17:30
  2. booing wasprobably by HIBS fans as it was directed at­ ex HEARTS player BLACK current HEARTS player ­ AUSTRALIAN RYAN MC GOWAN absolutely disgraceful

    From Alex, on Thu 16 Aug 15:10
  3. Well done Scotland and as for the boo boys they should­ be ashamed.

    From Avril, on Thu 16 Aug 15:09
  4. gaz your a grade a plonker watched the highlights,did­ ok,but hutton has to go another plonker

    From mark, on Thu 16 Aug 7:19
  5. Be interesting to see if Black gets called up into the­ next squad, i'd be surprised, the SFA wont want the­ world to see that the tartan army are bigots, but thats­ what they are after tonights game, C,mon Serbia!!

    From Gaz75, on Wed 15 Aug 23:08
  6. Is this really Scotland fans booing a scotsman that has­ earned his place in the team not just because Levin­ picked him, because he merited it. Once again we see­ the mindless chewheids that castigate someone because­ of what club he plays for. Get over it whankers and­ move on, will these same fans even turn up for a game­ when their own clubs go pop, which incidently isnt too­ far away

    From BILL, on Wed 15 Aug 22:58
  7. lol,, look at the ratings on OZ players!

    From Stunned, on Wed 15 Aug 22:44
  8. Why was Ian Black booed ?? Cant blame Rangers fans for­ this surely!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Gaz75, on Wed 15 Aug 22:15
  9. most loved fans in the world....my #$%$...i'm born in­ this country but am totally ashamed, my hatred of the­ tartan army is full blown now, want the national team­ to get humped every time they play, giruy

    From John, on Wed 15 Aug 22:14
  10. I hope the boo bhoys didn't get to Ian Black. The­ lad and his family would have been proud for this call­ up and he gets booed by home support. An absolute­ disgrace - if these so called fans have any integrity,­ and I'm sure they don't, they should hang their­ heads in shame.

    From , on Wed 15 Aug 22:13
  11. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN

    From Theresonlyoneticinglesga PARTICK, on Wed 15 Aug 22:09
  12. Well done Scotland...............though on the downside­ the result will help Levein hang on.

    From , on Wed 15 Aug 22:09
  13. JBull is correct, I cannot ever remember any supporters­ of any other international team boo one of their­ playersbecause of the club he plays for. This will­ shame all Scots everywhere and the game is poisoned.­ The only good thing is that such hatred eventually­ destroys the haters.

    From Bill Slaven, on Wed 15 Aug 22:08
  14. To hear the scotland fans boo ian black was nothing­ short of disgraceful it was obviously thick idiots the­ boy plays for rangers a 3rd division club big deal get­ over it if it was hibs fans or celtic fans ,well say no­ more that explains it theyre all morons after all.

    From Theresonlyoneticinglesga PARTICK, on Wed 15 Aug 22:03
  15. The next time the Aussies have a go at us for fielding­ `foreign` players I shall send them their line up from­ tonight... not many Brads or Waynes there!!!

    From garibaldi, on Wed 15 Aug 21:46
  16. come on Scotland

    From , on Wed 15 Aug 21:44
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    Any comments from eh that eh team from eh glasgow eh­ 3rd division team is not welcome here ,we are trying to­ debate without hatred and any silly bigotry..

    From Michael, on Wed 15 Aug 21:33
  18. well done davidson!

    From STUART, on Wed 15 Aug 21:28
  19. send for ally mcoist and his troops get some decent­ players where is that scotland manager living

    From JAMES MILNE, on Wed 15 Aug 20:29
  20. What a goal by bresciano!

    From Simonsays, on Wed 15 Aug 20:26
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