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Macedonia 1-0 Scotland

September 7th 2008 08:16
Scotland's bid for a World Cup birth has started poorly, with an away 1-0 loss to Macedonia.

Macedonia scores there early goal


Scotland conceded early on in the match, and then it was all up hill from there. Goran Maznov was given a free kick which was highly disputable, Goce Sedloski fired in a shot from the resulting free kick in which Craig Gordon was able to keep out, but Ilcho Naumoski was there to tap it in.


Macedonia controlled the early going in this match, with Goran Pandev & Goran Maznov causing problems for the Scotland defenders. There ball control, and movement showed why Macedonia are capable of World Cup qualification.

Just before the half time break, James McFadden had a wonderful opportunity turned away from keeper Milosevski.

After the break Scotland were able to re group and surge forward looking for an equaliser, James McFadden was denied a penalty as Scotland put on the pressure.

Scotland with a 4-4-2 formation, played with Kenny Miller & James McFadden as the two strikers.

Brown connected with an 18 yard strike, but it was well saved by Petar Milosevski. Chances came in thick & fast for Scotland, with a Naysmith cross into the 6 yard box not put away by Darren Fletcher.

The denied penatly added salt into the Scotland wounds, with McFadden earning a booking for his protests about the decision. Milosevski looked to have clipped the Scottish striker inside the box, but it was waved away from referee Pavel Kralovec.


The end result now puts pressure on Scotland to proceed, with the Iceland match only a few days away anything less then a win will be a disaster.

FYR Macedonia: Milosevski, Noveski, Petrov (Grncarov 78), Sedloski, Mitreski, Lazarevski, Georgievski, Shumulikoski, Maznov, Pandev (Tasevski 82), Naumoski (Trajanov 69). Subs Not Used: Pacovski, Polozani, Demiri, Ristic.

Booked: Naumoski, Shumulikoski, Pandev.

Goals: Naumoski 5.

Scotland:
Gordon, Alexander, Naysmith, McManus, Caldwell, Hartley (Commons 65), Fletcher, Brown, Miller (Boyd 80), McFadden, Robson (Maloney 76). Subs Not Used: McGregor, Broadfoot, Stewart, Berra.

Booked: McFadden.

Att: 10,000

Ref: Pavel Kralove
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