Scotland followed up their 3-1 defeat of Wales last Thursday by beating Northern Ireland 3-nil at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday (8 May) in the second of their matches in the British Soccer Championship.
GV Scotland wins possession in mid field and Jordan takes it down left wing and crosses for Gemmell to score (1-nil to Scots) (2 shots)
(2nd Half) GV & SV Jordan takes ball down left wing, crosses for Dalglish who sets it up for Masson to score (3 shots)
GV Scotland mount another attack which is broken by Nichol who clears upfield (4 shots)
GV Masson intercepts Nichol's shot and ball goes to Dalglish who scores (3-0) (2 shots)
GV England mounting attack on left wing but lob shot cleared by Welsh defender (2 shots)
GV Francis wins ball form clearance and passes to Taylor who scores (2 shots)
SV English players congratulate each other. Welsh goalies (3 shots)
(GLASGOW) GENERAL PLAY ALL THREE GOALS BEING SCORED: (CARDIFF) GENERAL PLAY AND WINNING GOAL BEING SCORED.
DAVIS: "Good ball from Rioch to Jordan. Jordan goes himself, and goes well. But there are three in the middle now for him. Pettingrew's there--Gemmell, surely. And he makes sure this time. The captain shows the way to make a chance. There goes Jordan again in a similar position. Here's Dalglish. Masson's on for the shot -- ho! beauty. And no wonder he looks so pleased--that is Don Masson's first goal for Scotland. The Scots supporters, and Jock Stein among them, who I was talking to during half-time, really excited about this blend they've got in mid-field of Masson, Gemmill and Rioch. There's Nichol. Here's Masson. Oh well played. Rioch's coming in now-it may go to Dalglish. Kenny Dalglish makes it three."
COLEMAN: "Mills, number three. Page, he's got Pearson behind him, it's fortunate he got that right. Now first--and Flynn. If (indistinct) is strong enough. Pierce - Taylor, rather. One nil. Davies looks in disgust. England celebrates."
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BARRY DAVIES (GLASGOW)/DAVID COLEMAN (CARDIFF)
(This film is serviced with a sound commentary by BBC reporters Barry Davies (Glasgow) and David Coleman (Cardiff). A full transcript of both commentaries is provided overlaid.)
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Background: Scotland followed up their 3-1 defeat of Wales last Thursday by beating Northern Ireland 3-nil at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday (8 May) in the second of their matches in the British Soccer Championship.
On the same day, England's new look soccer team beat Wales at Cardiff, 1-nil in their first match of the Championship series.
In the Scottish match, the home side outclassed their rivals and won with goals by Archie Gemmill in the 24th minute, Don Masson in the 47th, and Kenny Dalglish in the 52nd minute. They were also awarded a penalty from which Bruce Rioch failed to score.
But Scottish manager Willie Ormond, cannot be too happy with his striking force in spite of their having scored six times in tow matches this week. As in the game against Wales, Scotland were the masters throughout the match, yet they could not make the ragged Iris defence pay fully in goals.
In the Welsh match, England's manager, Don Revie, was looking beyond the Championship to England's first World Cup qualifying tie in Finland in June, and he experimented with several new young players, partly because of injuries to experienced men.
The goal came in the 57th minute from winger Peter Taylor of third Division club, Crystal Palace. His only previous appearance in a full international has been in the role of substitute.
Wales had started at a fierce pace under the hot sun. But they began to feel the effects as England gradually grew in confidence and the visitors emphasised their superiority in the second half.
In the British Soccer Championship on Saturday, Scotland beat Northern Ireland 3 - nil at Hampden Park, Glasgow, in their second match of the series. On the same day, England' new look soccer team beat Wales at Cardiff, 1-nil in their first match of the series. Reports now from Barry Davies at Hampden Park, and David Coleman in Cardiff.