Road to the World Cup: Erin Cuthbert strikes spectacularly for Scotland Women in warm-up win

The Chelsea striker fired in the goal of the night against Jamaica at Hampden Park…

Erin Cuthbert scored a fantastic long-range goal as Scotland Women ran out winners in their final warm-up game before the Women’s World Cup begins in France next month.

The Scots hosted Jamaica at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Tuesday night in front of 18,555 fans, quadrupling their previous best attendance for a home international, and they were given a good test by the Caribbean side who have also qualified for the World Cup.

Jamaica took the lead but it was Cuthbert, Chelsea Women Player of the Year, who equalised on half-an-hour and what a strike it was too! Having picked up the ball and advanced into space, the 20-year-old hammered a swerving shot into the back of the net from around 30 yards out. It was her 10th international goal on her 30th appearance.

Scotland were ahead by half-time thanks to a free-kick from Manchester City’s Caroline Weir but Jamaica continued to make the home side work hard by levelling the scores before Reading’s Sophie Howard made it 3-2, heading in from a corner.

The win extends an unbeaten run for Cuthbert and her team-mates to five games. Their debut campaign in a World Cup tournament begins on Sunday 9 June when they play England in Nice. Their other group-stage games are against Japan and Argentina.

Jamaica are in a group that has no Chelsea representation. Australia, Italy and Brazil are their opponents.

Read: Erin Cuthbert’s semi-final strike against Lyon named Women’s Champions League Goal of the Year

Read: Women’s World Cup 2019: Tournament Details


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