Denmark women played a 2-2 draw with Scotland in an international friendly game between both sides.
Denmark scored the first goal with the Scots barely settling in. Gemma Fay cleared the ball only for Sanne Troelsgaard to pick up the ball, then skipper Pernille Harder netted the first goal of the game after receiving the ball from Johanna Rasmussen.
The Danes – a higher ranked side – continued their strong press in the first half but they were caught off guard as Kim Little fed Manchester City forward Jane Ross the ball, which she converted from 22 yards. The scoreline was 1-1.
Fay tried collecting a high ball but injured herself. This forced a delay as she was pulled out for Shannon Lynn. The player has been taken to the hospital for tests on her left foot. The replacement could not stop the attack from the Danish women as Rasmussen, who got an assist for the first goal, scored the second.
The second half was a different ball game as Coach Anna Signeul brought on Rachel Corsie, Lizzie Arnot, Leanne Crichton, and 18-year old Erin Cuthbert. The young players added the required energy to the Scot set-up.
Scotland got the equalizer in the 71st minute as Cuthbert – who recently moved to Chelsea from Glasgow City – scored with a powerful strike. In the closing minutes of the game, Scotland could have ran away with a victory had Corsie not sent her effort wide. Cuthbert could have scored her second but her shot came off the far post and Ross could not get the rebound in.
After the game Corsie praised Cuthbert for her effort. She added that the game was “an excellent start to [the] Euro 2017 preparations.” She said the team would keep on building the momentum ahead of the tournament. The team is set to play another friendly in Cyprus.