Captain Scott Brown scored Scotland's winner for the second match running as Gordon Strachan's side claimed victory over Poland in Warsaw.

The hosts had created the better chances with Ludovic Obraniak and Arkadiusz Milik denied by David Marshall in the first half.

Kamil Glik headed Poland's best chance wide after the break.

And Brown compounded the home side's frustration when he lashed a loose ball past Wojciech Szczesny from 19 yards.

Highlights - Brown scores screamer in Poland

The midfielder had scored from a similar range against Norway in November and, as on that occasion, one goal proved to be enough for the Scots.

Poland and Scotland will meet again in the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and Strachan had stressed the friendly should not be regarded as a dress rehearsal .

With Darren Fletcher named as a substitute, Brown continued with the armband and made an important interception deep in his own half early on.

Obraniak had the game's first effort, his long-range curler looping towards goal and drawing a save from Marshall.

The Cardiff keeper made another fine stop when Milik fired in a dipping shot that bounced awkwardly in front of goal.

Poland were in the ascendancy, but the visitors created arguably the best opening of the first half shortly after Slawomir Peszko and Brown had been booked for an altercation in midfield.

Right-back Alan Hutton burst into the six-yard box only to have his driven cross cut out by Szczesny as Ikechi Anya and Steven Fletcher waited in the middle.

Darren Fletcher replaced James Morrison at the break, the Manchester United midfielder ending a 16-month absence from international football through illness, while Steven Naismith came on for Steven Fletcher.

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher

Fletcher made his first Scotland appearance since Strachan's appointment as coach

The home side remained keen on shooting from outside the box, but neither Peszko nor Obraniak could trouble Marshall in the opening minutes of the second period.

Scotland threatened when Naismith cut back for Ross McCormack on the edge of the box, but the Leeds forward's tame effort was blocked by Lukasz Piszcek.

Glik should have headed the Poles ahead from Obraniak's teasing free-kick delivery but instead nodded wide.

Milik was similarly frustrated when he latched on to a hoisted pass only to lift his shot over.

The next phase of substitutions afforded a Scotland debut to Dundee United's Andrew Robertson, the 19-year-old left-back who was playing in the lowest tier of senior Scottish football with Queen's Park a year ago.

Robertson was soon celebrating with his new team-mates as the Scots took the lead.

Charlie Mulgrew's header from Anya's cross was cleared to the hovering Brown, who blasted in a left-foot shot with Szczesny rooted to the spot.

Poland were stunned and pressed hard in the closing stages without carving out any clear openings.

Eugen Polanski did muster a shot on target in stoppage time, but Marshall was once again well placed to block.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (12)

Poland

  • 12 Szczesny
  • 26 Piszczek
  • 02 Brzyski (Komorowski - 91' )
  • 08 Krychowiak (Jodlowiec - 88' )
  • 04 Szukala
  • 15 Glik
  • 05 Sobota (Maslowski - 89' )
  • 11 Klich (Teodorczyk - 82' )
  • 21 Milik
  • 10 Obraniak (Robak - 74' )
  • 17 Peszko Booked (Polanski - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Boruc
  • 06 Jodlowiec
  • 07 Polanski
  • 14 Teodorczyk
  • 16 Pazdan
  • 18 Maslowski
  • 19 Celeban
  • 20 Robak
  • 22 Fabianski
  • 23 Wilusz
  • 24 Komorowski
  • 25 Lewczuk

Scotland

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 Hutton Booked (Bardsley - 67' )
  • 03 Mulgrew
  • 08 Brown Booked
  • 04 Martin
  • 05 Greer
  • 06 Bannan (Robertson - 67' )
  • 07 Morrison (Fletcher - 45' )
  • 10 McCormack (Adam - 76' )
  • 09 Fletcher (Naismith - 45' Booked )
  • 11 Anya (Burke - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Robertson
  • 13 McGregor
  • 14 Naismith
  • 15 Whittaker
  • 16 Adam
  • 17 Bardsley
  • 18 Griffiths
  • 19 Fletcher
  • 20 Berra
  • 21 Gilks
  • 22 Burke
Ref: Alain Bieri

Match Stats

Shots

15 5

On target

4 2

Corners

6 1

Fouls

15 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Poland 0, Scotland 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Poland 0, Scotland 1.

90:00 +1:55

Corner, Poland. Conceded by David Marshall.

90:00 +1:53

Attempt saved. Eugen Polanski (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

90:00 +1:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Chris Burke replaces Ikechi Anya.

90:00 +0:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Marcin Komorowski replaces Tomasz Brzyski.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt blocked. Tomasz Jodlowiec (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukasz Szukala.

89:45

Corner, Poland. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.

88:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Michal Maslowski replaces Waldemar Sobota.

87:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Tomasz Jodlowiec replaces Grzegorz Krychowiak.

86:35

Attempt blocked. Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomasz Brzyski.

85:36

Foul by Lukasz Teodorczyk (Poland).

85:36

David Marshall (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51 Booking

Booking Steven Naismith (Scotland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:50

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:50

Foul by Steven Naismith (Scotland).

83:14

Attempt blocked. Tomasz Brzyski (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:37

Eugen Polanski (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:37

Foul by Scott Brown (Scotland).

81:37

Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:37

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Scotland).

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Lukasz Teodorczyk replaces Mateusz Klich.

77:53

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:53

Foul by Charlie Adam (Scotland).

76:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Poland 0, Scotland 1. Scott Brown (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

76:45

Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Scotland) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ikechi Anya with a cross.

75:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Charlie Adam replaces Ross McCormack.

75:42

Foul by Arkadiusz Milik (Poland).

75:42

Phil Bardsley (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:00

Kamil Glik (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:00

Foul by Steven Naismith (Scotland).

73:58

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek with a cross.

73:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Eugen Polanski replaces Slawomir Peszko.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Poland. Marcin Robak replaces Ludovic Obraniak.

67:32

Foul by Ludovic Obraniak (Poland).

67:32

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Phil Bardsley replaces Alan Hutton.

66:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Andrew Robertson replaces Barry Bannan.

65:38

Attempt missed. Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ludovic Obraniak with a through ball.

64:51

Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:51

Foul by Scott Brown (Scotland).

64:22

Kamil Glik (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:22

Foul by Scott Brown (Scotland).

63:06

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Poland).

63:06

Alan Hutton (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:15

Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Poland).

60:15

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:52

Attempt missed. Kamil Glik (Poland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ludovic Obraniak with a cross following a set piece situation.

57:07 Booking

Booking Alan Hutton (Scotland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:06

Slawomir Peszko (Poland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:06

Foul by Alan Hutton (Scotland).

56:07

Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Poland).

56:07

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:39

Attempt blocked. Slawomir Peszko (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55:08

Corner, Poland. Conceded by Russell Martin.

54:22

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Scotland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

54:00

Attempt blocked. Steven Naismith (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

52:18

Ludovic Obraniak (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:18

Foul by Darren Fletcher (Scotland).

51:26

Attempt missed. Ludovic Obraniak (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Waldemar Sobota.

50:21

Attempt saved. Slawomir Peszko (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arkadiusz Milik.

48:14

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ludovic Obraniak with a cross.

46:10

Foul by Kamil Glik (Poland).

46:10

Ross McCormack (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Poland 0, Scotland 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Steven Naismith replaces Steven Fletcher.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Darren Fletcher replaces James Morrison.

45:00 +0:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Poland 0, Scotland 0.

44:57

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

44:55

Attempt saved. Alan Hutton (Scotland) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Brown.

43:56

Foul by Lukasz Szukala (Poland).

43:56

Ross McCormack (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:17

Tomasz Brzyski (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:17

Foul by Barry Bannan (Scotland).

42:46

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

42:03

Slawomir Peszko (Poland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:03

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).

40:12 Booking

Booking Slawomir Peszko (Poland) is shown the yellow card.

40:11 Booking

Booking Scott Brown (Scotland) is shown the yellow card.

39:49

Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Poland).

39:49

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:46

Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Poland).

37:46

Ikechi Anya (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:43

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Poland).

31:43

Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:46

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

27:47

Corner, Poland. Conceded by David Marshall.

27:45

Attempt saved. Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ludovic Obraniak.

22:57

Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland).

22:57

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:29

Offside, Poland. Tomasz Brzyski tries a through ball, but Ludovic Obraniak is caught offside.

20:35

Offside, Scotland. James Morrison tries a through ball, but Ikechi Anya is caught offside.

19:39

Corner, Poland. Conceded by Scott Brown.

18:43

Foul by Ross McCormack (Scotland).

18:43

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:00

Ross McCormack (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:00

Foul by Kamil Glik (Poland).

15:58

Foul by James Morrison (Scotland).

15:58

Slawomir Peszko (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:40

Alan Hutton (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:40

Foul by Tomasz Brzyski (Poland).

11:24

Corner, Poland. Conceded by David Marshall.

11:22

Attempt saved. Ludovic Obraniak (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

7:27

Foul by James Morrison (Scotland).

7:27

Mateusz Klich (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:47

Ross McCormack (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:47

Foul by Ludovic Obraniak (Poland).

2:56

Dangerous play by James Morrison (Scotland).

2:56

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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