Scotland Women vs Ireland Women, Fri, 08/02/2019 - 19:35

Scotland Women
5 - 22
Full time
Ireland Women
Friday, 8 February, 2019 - 19:35 | Scotstoun Stadium

Scotland Women returned to Scotstoun for the second time in seven days and this time they faced Ireland in the Women's Six Nations.

After last Friday's defeat to Italy, Scotland were looking to get their campaign back on track in front of a noisy home crowd.

However, it was Ireland who got the first points of the night when second-row Aoife McDermott crashed over after a period of possession. The resulting conversion was unsuccessful and the visitors led 5-0 after seven minutes.

The Scots put the Irish defence under pressure with a series of attacking phases inside the Ireland 22 and the home side won a penalty in front of the posts and opted for the scrum. After a second penalty and a second scrum Scotland got their first try of the night. Scotland went through the phases and eventually got the ball out to Hannah Smith who spotted space on the blind-side and ran in from 10 metres out. The conversion dropped short, but Scotland were now level after 19 minutes (5-5).

Just five minutes before half-time Ireland went looking for their second try of the evening, but Scotland defended in numbers and kept them out. However, the visitors did manage to score right on the stroke of half-time when prop Leah Lyons went over. The conversion was missed and Scotland trailed 10-5 at the break.

Half-time: Scotland Women 5-10 Ireland Women

Scotland made a change at the break with Nicola Howat coming on to replace Deborah McCormack and after just four minutes of the second-half Ireland got their third try of the game. Winger Alison Miller found some space on the left wing and dived over and although they were unable to add the extras the Irish had extended their lead to 15-5.

Ireland continued to attack inside the Scotland's half and scored their bonus-point try after 57 minutes through Anna Caplice. The successful conversion from Nicole Fowley made it 22-5 to the visitors.

Scotland continued to work hard in defence and attack, but there was no further scoring at Scotstoun and Ireland left Glasgow with all five points.

Full-time: Scotland Women 5-22 Ireland Women

Scotland Women Head Coach, Shade Munro, said: "We've got to keep developing as a team, but that was disappointing tonight.

"We got some attacking opportunities, but not as many as we would have expected. In the second-half we just didn't get going.

"We've got to remain positive though and we've got to keep working hard and we've got to keep improving."

Team lineups

Scotland Women
Ireland Women

Backs

15 Lauren Delany
14 Eimear Considine
13 Sene Naoupu
12 Michelle Claffey
11 Alison Miller
10 Nicole Fowley
9 Ailsa Hughes

Forwards

1 Laura Feely
2 Emma Hooban
3 Leah Lyons
4 Aoife McDermott
5 Nichola Fryday
6 Anna Caplice
8 Claire Molloy
7 Ciara Griffin

Substitutes

16 Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird
17 Linda Djougang
18 Fiona Reidy
19 Claire Boles
20 Claire McLaughlin
21 Kathryn Dane
22 Ellen Murphy
23 Megan Williams
Attendance: 
1 778
Man of the match: 
Anna Caplice
There is no points table for this competition.

Women’s Six Nations Championship 2019 latest results

Scotland Women 5 v 22 Ireland Women
Scotland Women 7 v 28 Italy Women