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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  1. Scotland come from behind to beat Australia

    Scotland come from behind to beat Australia

    Scotland recovered from Mark Bresciano's spectacular first-half volley to beat Australia 3-1 at Easter Road. More

  • 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

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