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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

(ATT 4,017) 10th October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Mrkovic

Scotland U21 Scotland U21 vs Belarus U21 Belarus U21

Scotland U21 1

J Murphy (90)

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Belarus U21 0

Scots U21s snatch victory

Murphy grabs last-minute winner against Belarus

Last Updated: 10/10/09 5:29pm

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Murphy: Scored winner

Murphy: Scored winner

A dramatic injury-time winner by Jamie Murphy gave Scotland Under-21s victory against Belarus.

In the second minute of added time, the Motherwell striker burrowed his way into the Belarus box and drove in from a tight angle for the three points in the European Championship qualifier at St Mirren.

Scotland now have nine points in Group 10 - the same number as Austria - but they are second on an inferior head-to-head record.

It was a deserved win for the home side although they huffed and puffed for most of the game and missed a sitter through Kevin McDonald before the break which almost proved costly.

Billy Stark's team took some time to settle and it took 10 minutes before striker Chris Maguire fired in a drive from distance that went wide, before having a similar effort fly over the bar eight minutes later.

Belarus hit-man Maksim Skavysh responded with a 25-yard effort that was deflected for a corner, which came to nothing.

Scotland slowly increased the pressure but McDonald missed a sitter in the 39th minute when he headed a Maguire cross wide of the target despite being unmarked and only six yards out.

Break

Stark's side began the second half on the front foot but there was no sign that the breakthrough was coming.

A series of stoppages for fouls did little to keep the game flowing although the Scots failed to take advantage of several early corners.

As the second half continued, Belarus seemed content to hold on to the point and the home side appeared to be running out of ideas, a depressing combination for the 4,017 crowd.

In the 68th minute, Scotland substitute Murphy, on moments earlier for Gray, was sent through by Bannon but his angled shot from 18 yards was too weak to unduly bother Haurylau.

The game stretched in the final 10 minutes which created more room at both ends although in the 82nd minute the Belarus penalty area was packed when Scotland debutant Ross Perry headed a Bannon corner wide of the target from 10 yards.

But in the second minute of four minutes of injury time, Murphy finished off a flowing move when he reached the bye-line before slamming in an angled drive just inside the post to give the Scots a dramatic last-gasp win.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Sat 10th Oct - Group Three
    • Wales U21
      2 - 0
      Bosnia U21
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    Sat 10th Oct - Group One
    • Russia U21
      2 - 0
      Faroe Islands U21
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    • Moldova U21
      1 - 0
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    Sat 10th Oct - Group Ten
    • Scotland U21
      1 - 0
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    • Azerbaijan U21
      1 - 2
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    Sat 10th Oct - Group Six
    • Bulgaria U21
      1 - 1
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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 8 22
2 Moldova U21 8 13
3 Finland U21 8 12
4 Wales U21 8 10
5 Lithuania U21 7 7
6 San Marino U21 9 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 8 20
2 Russia U21 7 16
3 Slovenia U21 8 11
4 Bulgaria U21 8 8
5 Estonia U21 7 8
6 Andorra U21 8 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Holland U21 5 13
2 Slovakia U21 6 13
3 Georgia U21 7 8
4 Scotland U21 6 7
5 Luxembourg U21 6 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain U21 6 18
2 Austria U21 6 12
3 Hungary U21 6 6
4 Bosnia U21 6 6
5 Albania U21 8 6

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Croatia U21 7 16
2 Switzerland U21 6 12
3 Ukraine U21 4 7
4 Latvia U21 5 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 6 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 6 14
2 Montenegro U21 6 11
3 Romania U21 6 9
4 Rep of Ireland U21 7 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 7 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Poland U21 7 15
2 Greece U21 6 12
3 Turkey U21 6 10
4 Sweden U21 6 10
5 Malta U21 7 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 6 18
2 Israel U21 5 9
3 Norway U21 7 9
4 Macedonia U21 6 4
5 Azerbaijan U21 6 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Serbia U21 6 13
2 Belgium U21 7 13
3 Italy U21 6 12
4 Cyprus U21 6 6
5 N Ireland U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 6 18
2 Iceland U21 6 12
3 Kazakhstan U21 7 9
4 Armenia U21 6 6
5 Belarus U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 2 6
2 Denmark U21 2 3
3 Macedonia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bulgaria U21 2 6
2 Ukraine U21 2 3
3 Croatia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Israel U21 2 4
2 Turkey U21 2 2
3 Wales U21 2 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 2 6
2 Slovenia U21 2 3
3 Scotland U21 2 0

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