Scotland beat Philippines for first Pinatar Cup win

Rachel Corsie scored as the Scots get off the mark in Spain.

Scotland beat Philippines for first Pinatar Cup win SNS Group

Scotland beat the Philippines 2-1 in their second Pinatar Cup game in Spain.

Pedro Martinez Losa’s side had kicked off the four-team tournament with a 2-0 defeat by Iceland in San Pedro del Pinatar.

Scotland made a breakthrough five minutes before the interval. Glasgow City forward Lauren Davidson picked up the ball on the right and cut inside before firing a low shot into the bottom corner for her first senior international goal.

Losa then made a triple change for the start of the second half, with Rachel Corsie, Caroline Weir and Kirsty Hanson all coming on to replace Christie Murray, Kelly Clark and Lisa Evans.

The substitutes combined when Aston Villa defender Corsie doubled the lead just before the hour, knocking in a deep corner from Weir.

Christy Grimshaw saw a goal-bound effort blocked and, at the other end, Sara Eggesvik’s shot from outside the box was just wide.

The Philippines, who have qualified for this year’s World Cup, got on the scoresheet in the final minute when Meryll Abrahamsen sent a free-kick into the bottom left corner.

Scotland, though, saw out the closing seconds to take some momentum into their final game of the tournament against Wales on Tuesday.