WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Ireland claim victory over Scotland in final match of November Test Series

Emily Beattie was on target for Ireland
Emily Beattie was on target for Ireland
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Ireland’s women took a well deserved win in the third and final match of the November Test Series against Scotland at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow.

Ireland opened their account on 15 minutes when a reverse stick strike from the sliding Nicola Evans at the top of the ‘D’ cut back across the goal to leave Cochrane wrong-footed.

Mullan, captaining the squad for the day, linked up well with her UCD teammate Pinder to win the third penalty corner of the half for the Irish but a second goal evaded the girls in green as Frazer’s flick was well saved.

It was the composure of Emily Beattie that saw Ireland stretch to 2-0 as they punished Scotland.

Speaking after the match coach Graham Shaw said: “We were happy with the series. The team responded very well to the changes we made.

“We created a lot of opportunities and should have scored more goals that we did, but that will come with more time together.”