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Pittodrie Stadium (ATT 25,064) 16th November 2010 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: P van Boekel

Scotland Scotland vs Faroe Islands Faroe Isl

Scotland 3

D Wilson (24)
K Commons (31)
J Mackie (45)


Faroe Isl 0

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Last Updated at 9:49 pm, November 16th 2010

  1. FT

    The referee blows his whistle for full-time. Scotland have won 3-0 with plenty of positives to be taken from an impressive display before the match ran out of steam.

  2. 90

    Scotland fail to win a penalty as Crainey tumbles under Davidsen's challenge. The referee waves play on but that looks like the wrong decision.

  3. 89

    Maloney continues his bid to bag a goal as he cuts in from the left flank and sends a powerful effort high over the bar.

  4. 88

    The Faroes are now looking lively. Scotland will hope to get back on the front foot to end this match on a high

  5. 87

    Elttor's corner from the right is poor and Scotland are easily able to scramble the ball clear.

  6. 86

    The Faroes make a change before the next corner with Juspinusen replacing Udsen.

  7. 85

    Edmundsson nearly bags a goal for the Faroe Islands as his effort from the edge of the box is turned away from danger by Bell. The initial corner is knocked behind for another flag-kick.

  8. 84

    Maloney fails to make the most of some space down the left flank as he runs the ball out of play for a throw-in.

  9. 82

    Bannan is looking the most likely player to create a moment of magic but there isn't too much going on. All the positives for Scotland were created before the break.

  10. 81

    Kenneth ushers the ball back to Bell as the Faroes fail to find space near the Scotland goal.

  11. 80

    Elttor cuts in from the left and sends a shot well wide of Bell's far post. The Faroes have failed to impress since Petersen hit the bar early on.

  12. 79

    We have another Faroes change with Levi Hansen taking the place of Lokin.

  13. 78

    Not much to report from this match now. Bannan is looking to cause problems down the right but the changes have halted the impressive performance from Scotland in the first hour of the match.

  14. 77

    David Goodwillie wins his first Scotland cap as he takes the place of the impressive Commons.

  15. 76

    Good work from Bannan on the right flank as he wins a free-kick.

  16. 74

    The Faroes are enjoying more possession after the changes. They still don't look like finding the back of the net.

  17. 73

    No panic from Elttor's free-kick as Caldwell easily heads the ball clear.

  18. 72

    McArthur concedes a free-kick on the edge of the box as he knocks Elttor to the ground.

  19. 71

    Steven Saunders is the latest player to make his Scotland debut as he takes the place of Bardsley at right-back.

  20. 70

    Bannan still waits for his first Scotland goal as he fires a wild effort from 25 yards well wide of goal. The tempo of this match has, as expected, dropped after the plethora of changes.

  21. 69

    Scotland now change their goalkeeper with Cammy Bell taking the place of Gordon. Will be interesting to see how much he will be required to do.

  22. 68

    Scotland make a change with Craig Bryson and replacing Fletcher.

  23. 67

    Bannan fires another shot at goal but he can't test Nielsen as the ball drifts over the bar.

  24. 66

    Mackie's half-volley is scrambled away from danger by Naes. The striker continues to worry the Faroes' defence.

  25. 65

    Maloney wastes the chance to score Scotland's fourth goal as he takes advantage of a poor backpass before dinking the ball narrowly wide of Nielsen's right hand post.

  26. 64

    Maloney takes Commons' through ball off the toes of Mackie but he wastes the chance as he overhits the ball to Nielsen.

  27. 63

    Mackie continues his impressive outing by making space on the edge of the box and sending a shot over the bar. There is plenty of space close to the Faroes' goal.

  28. 63

    Scotland also make a second change with Gary Kenneth replacing Wilson at the heart of the defence.

  29. 62

    The Faroes make a second change with Mouritsen replacing Petersen.

  30. 61

    This game can be expected to include plenty of subs now. Scotland will be pleased with their work before the tempo slowed.

  31. 60

    Bannan nearly scores on his Scotland debut as he heads Commons' cross from the left over the top of the bar on the edge of the six-yard box. Good chance for the midfielder.

  32. 59

    A rare shot at goal from the Faroes as Udsen's effort is blocked on the edge of the box. Scotland clear the danger.

  33. 58

    The Faroes make their first change of the night with Poulsen replacing Holst.

  34. 57

    Maloney takes the free-kick from 30 yards but he can only send the ball high over the bar.

  35. 56

    Commons wins a free-kick in a decent position as his jinking run forward is ended by Gregersen's late challenge.

  36. 55

    The first change of the night is made with Wigan midfielder James McArthur replacing Adam.

  37. 54

    We have a break in play as Adam receives treatment after going down without a challenge being made on him. It looks like his match is over. Worrying for Scotland and Blackpool fans.

  38. 53

    Bannan's run down the left is halted by a strong challenge from Naes. The youngster continues to impress.

  39. 52

    Jacobsen's free-kick from the left evades his team-mates in the Scotland box and Gordon is easily able to gather possession. A rare move forward from the Faroes ends.

  40. 51

    Mackie creates another chance for himself as he cuts in from the left flank and sends a low effort wide of Nielsen's far post.

  41. 50

    Plenty of positive signs for the future from Scotland tonight. Bardsley, Bannan and Mackie have all provided hope that they can cut it at international level.

  42. 49

    The corner from the left is cleared to Crainey on the edge of the box. The full-back's rasping effort is turned away from his goal by a strong save from Nielsen. Scotland continue to impress.

  43. 48

    Bardsley's cross from the right is knocked behind for a corner by Davidsen. Scotland continue to dominate.

  44. 47

    Bardsley's neat cross from the right is cleared by the Faroes. Scotland start this half on the front foot.

  45. 46

    The action is back under way. Neither side have made a change at the break with six substitutions open to the two managers in this game.

  46. It is 11/5 for Scotland to win this match 4-0 with Sky Bet. You can back 6-0 at 11/2.

  47. HT

    The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Scotland lead 3-0. Craig Levein will be very pleased with his side's work so far.

  48. 45

    GOAL MACKIE! The corner is initially cleared to Bannan on the right flank. The cross is headed back across goal by Wilson to Mackie at the near post and the striker is easily able to turn the ball home. Scotland lead 3-0.

  49. 44

    The move ends with Fletcher's attempted through ball to Mackie poked behind for a corner by Gregersen.

  50. 43

    Scotland enjoy a sustained spell of possession. Fletcher is heavily involved as he shows his class tonight.

  51. 42

    Crainey fails to find Maloney with a lofted ball over the Faores' defence as Naes leaps to head clear. The away side's defence need to keep their discipline.

  52. 41

    Commons fails to make the most of some space on the right as his cross is sent drifting out of play for a goal-kick. Mackie is left disappointed in the box.

  53. 40

    Gregersen stops a Mackie run on the edge of the Faroes' box and the danger is cleared. It is all Scotland in this match.

  54. 39

    Bardsley, who has impressed so far, nearly works a neat one-two with Bannan but he loses his footing and knocks the ball behind for a goal-kick.

  55. 38

    The second free-kick from Petersen isn't as good as the first as he sends his effort wide of Gordon's right hand post.

  56. 37

    Lokin wins a free-kick near the edge of the Scotland box after a tangle with Adam. Petersen can be expected to fire another shot at goal.

  57. 36

    Mackie spins away from Gregersen on the edge of the box and sends a swerving effort well wide of Nielsen's left hand post. Good work from the striker.

  58. 35

    Edmundsson's bid to win a free-kick is correctly turned down by the referee after he falls weakly to the ground in a challenge with Wilson. The Faroes haven't impressed after Petersen's free-kick hit the bar.

  59. 34

    A neat move from Scotland ends with Udsen winning the ball from Bannan. The hosts are now playing with plenty of confidence.

  60. 33

    Bannan nearly bags a third goal for Scotland as his low effort from 25 yards bounces off the left hand post of Nielsen's goal and away from danger.

  61. 32

    Scotland boss Craig Levein will be delighted with this display. Adam and Bannan have been the pick of the players so far with strong displays in the centre of midfield.

  62. 31

    GOAL COMMONS! Adam's corner from the right is headed back to the midfielder by Jacobsen. The ball is put back into the box and Commons doubles Scotland's lead with a neat finish from close-range.

  63. 30

    Good work from Bardsley on the right as he wins a corner off the legs of Jacobsen.

  64. 29

    The free-kick is lofted forward by Jacobsen and Caldwell is very easily able to head clear.

  65. 28

    The Faroes have a free-kick 45 yards from goal. Looks like they will loft the ball into the box.

  66. 27

    Commons' ambitious volley from the edge of the box is blocked by Davidsen and the Faroes clear. Scotland's flair players are starting to provide some entertainment.

  67. 26

    Adam fails to find Bardsley with a pass to the right flank. Scotland are trying to attack with quality so far and they are not playing route one.

  68. 25

    The Scotland fans are now making themselves heard. The hosts deserve the lead after bouncing back after Petersen's early warning.

  69. 24

    GOAL WILSON! Scotland move 1-0 up as Adam's corner from the right is turned home by a swift volley from Wilson on the edge of the six-yard box. Great finish from the defender.

  70. 23

    Fletcher sees his driven effort from 25 yards parried by Nielsen. The ball bounces back out to Gregersen and heis happy to clear the danger and concede a corner.

  71. 22

    The Faroes are starting to get plenty of men behind the ball when Scotland look to attack. They are prepared to break at speed but are not giving up to much space at the back.

  72. 21

    Mackie sees his low header from six yards saved by Nielsen but it doesn't matter as the linesman has raised his flag for offside. Scotland have been on top since Petersen hit the bar.

  73. 20

    Mackie is caught offside as he looks to reach Caldwell's long ball over the top of the Faroes' defence.

  74. 19

    Crainey's low cross from the left causes a bit of panic in the Faroes' box but the ball evades his Scotland team-mates and the danger is cleared. The game is open so far without fully getting going.

  75. 18

    Much better from Scotland in the last few minutes. Commons and Bannan are looking good so far.

  76. 17

    Scotland work the free-kick to Mackie on the edge of the box and his drive is blocked by Davidsen.

  77. 16

    Commons continues to look lively as he wins a free-kick on the left flank. His shirt was pulled by Edmundsson.

  78. 15

    Scotland are now dominating possession. Adam fails to find Maloney with a ball to the left flank but there is more intent to Scotland's play now.

  79. 14

    Good work from Nielsen as he dives at the feet of Mackie to knock Bannan's through ball away from danger. Scotland are starting to get going.

  80. 13

    A great cross from Maloney finds Commons in space at Nielsen's left hand post. The midfielder runs out of space and sends his header wide. Better from Scotland.

  81. 12

    Scotland nearly get going with Commons and Mackie trying to work a one-two. The Faroes spot the danger and clear.

  82. 11

    The Faroe Islands have been the better side so far. It was a great effort from Petersen that nearly gave them the lead. Scotland will hope to show more after a poor start.

  83. 10

    Udsen's corenr drifts straight out of play for a goal-kick. The Faroes will be delighted with their start to this match.

  84. 9

    Petersen hits the bar with a rasping free-kick from 30 yards. The ball bounces over to give the Faroes a corner as the effort took a slight deflection.

  85. 8

    Edmundsson wins a free-kick close to the edge of the Scotland box by tumbling in an aerial challenge with Caldwell.

  86. 7

    Bannan fails to find Crainey on the left flank as his lofted pass drifts out of play for a throw-in.

  87. 6

    Not much action at the start of this match. The tempo is slow with Scotland failing to keep possession for a sustained spell so far.

  88. 5

    The Faroes have looked decent at the start of this match with Elttor's run down the right halted by a strong challenge from Bardsley.

  89. 4

    Adam fails to find Maloney with a neat pass behind the Faroes' defence. Goal-kick to the away side.

  90. 3

    The Faroes have the first shot at goal with Naes sending a very weak effort wide of Gordon's left hand post.

  91. 2

    Mackie fails to win an early corner for Scotland as he is ushered behind by Davidsen.

  92. 1

    The action is under way with the Faroe Islands getting us started.

  93. Bryan is hoping for an impressive Scotland debut from Barry Bannan tonight, who he thinks could be a future captain of the national side. Not long until kick-off but you can still send your predictions to

  94. Here are the teams in full: Scotland: Gordon, Bardsley, Caldwell, Wilson, Crainey, Commons, Bannan, Fletcher, Adam, Maloney, Mackie Subs: Bell, McArthur, Kenneth, Goodwillie, Robson, Caddis, Saunders, Bryson, Davidson, Kyle

  95. Faroe Islands: Nielsen, Naes, Davidsen, Gregersen, Jacobsen, Udsen, Petersen, Lokin, Elttor, Holst, Edmundsson Subs: Thomsen, Poulsen, Frederiksberg, Baldvinsson, Mouritsen, L, Hansen, Juspinusen

  96. The referee tonight is Paul van Boekel.

  97. Here is some more detailed information about Scotland's team. Scotland manager Craig Levein has named two debutants for this match Pittodrie after suffering nine withdrawals. Liverpool defender Danny Wilson and Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan both make their first appearances for the national team after being promoted from the under-21s. Stephen Crainey earns his first cap in more than six years, while Jamie Mackie plays in his preferred centre-forward position for the first time. Goalkeeper Craig Gordon is back between the sticks after missing the first four European qualifiers with a broken arm.

  98. Scotland are 1/10 to win this match with our friends at Sky Bet, the Faroe Islands are 16/1 and the draw can be backed at 13/2.

  99. Welcome to our live coverage of tonight's friendly between Scotland and the Faroe Islands. The Scotland team was revealed last night and is: Gordon, Bardsley, Caldwell, Wilson, Crainey, Commons, Maloney, Fletcher, Adam, Bannan, Mackie. More detailed news to follow. Send your e-mails ahead of kick-off to