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Live Reporting

Jamie Lyall

All times stated are UK

  1. How it stands...

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    With one round of qualifiers remaining, here's how Group 2 looks.

    Switzerland remain top, but are joined by Scotland on 18 points. The Swiss have to better Scotland's result in the final set of fixtures to ensure they progress to the finals as group winners.

    They travel to Poland while Shelley Kerr's side face a trip to Albania next week.

    The runners-up should have enough points to qualify for the play-offs as one of four best second-placed teams.

    Thanks for your company tonight - join us again on Tuesday for that showdown with the Albanians.

    Group 2
  2. 'I love watching non-stop Cuthbert'

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    James McFadden

    Former Scotland forward on BBC Radio Scotland

    I thought Erin Cuthbert was excellent. I could tell she was going to enjoy that - throwing her little body about, it was non-stop from her and it was near-perfect. I don't think Shelley Kerr could have asked for any more from her players.

  3. 'Sky the limit for Scotland' - Cuthbert

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Scotland striker and player of the match Erin Cuthbert on BBC Radio Scotland: "It's mixed emotions. I can't fault the girls, we played out of our skin and played like we were Scottish.

    "The sky's the limit for our team. We've got a lot more quality than people might think and we've got that other side - we can be aggressive, get up against them and I don't think other teams like it when we show a bit of Scots mentality against them.

    "I can't be too down about the performance because we've played excellently and results will take care of themselves. They've got to go away to Poland and we'll see what happens."

    Erin Cuthbert
  4. 'We set out to inspire and we did that'

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    "We set out in the last year to inspire the next generation and try to get more girls playing football in Scotland," Kerr added.

    "The team have certainly done their part over the last two games. It was a magnificent crowd tonight and that's what that performance deserved."

  5. It's not over yet - Kerr

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Scotland Women head coach Shelley Kerr on BBC Radio Scotland: "We beat a really, really good team. We started brilliantly. We had a first-class performance tonight and there's still a bit to go here because Switzerland have got to beat Poland away from home after this tough game.

    "People have given the team a bit of stick in terms of the way we've started the game in this campaign but we put ourselves in a good position. I'm so proud of the players, they were magnificent.

    "We tried everything towards the end of the game. We threw everything at it. I don't think they could have given any more.

    "Every single player performed well. Erin was outstanding again. For a small player, she copes with the physical side of the game - she got fouled from the start to the end.

    "Let's not forget - we won against a really, really good team."

    Shelley Kerr
  6. 'Scots didn't test Thalmann enough'

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Steven Thompson

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

    Scotland just didn't work the Swiss goalkeeper enough. Despite us playing well and forcing the issue in the second half, we just didn't create those clear-cut opportunities.

    Switzerland are a strong team and you're not just going to create chances every time you go forward.

  7. Scotland on course for play-offs

    FT: Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    It's pretty unlikely Switzerland will slip up in Poland, but Scotland can still qualify for their maiden World Cup finals.

    Their haul of 18 points from seven matches - plus anything they can take in Albania - ought to be sufficient to finish as one of the top four group runners-up, and enter the play-offs, from which one team will prevail.

  8. FULL-TIME Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Scotland fall agonisingly short of the two-goal victory they needed to knock Switzerland off top spot in qualifying Group 2.

    They join the Swiss on 18 points at the summit but remain second and World Cup qualification is no longer in their hands.

    In the final round of fixtures next week, Shelley Kerr's team travel to Albania. They need to better Switzerland's result in Poland to usurp them as group winners.

  9. One minute left...

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    ...Scotland need another goal

  10. Kerr urges Scots forward

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Shelley Kerr is on the edge of her technical area, rousing her players to mount one final assault on the Swiss goal. Can they do it?

  11. Post update

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    The 90 minutes are up - we're into stoppage time and Scotland have those three minutes to find what would be a massive third goal


    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Cries for a penalty as Lizzie Arnot hits the deck in the box between a few Swiss players. It looked pretty ambitious and it's waved away by the referee.

  13. Post update

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Erin Cuthbert scampers clear up the left but slips at the decisive moment and gets the studs of the pursuing Walti across her stomach. That looked painful.

  14. Kiwic sees yellow

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    For what seems like the hundredth time, Erin Cuthbert spins the gangling Rahel Kiwic. The big defender brings Cuthbert down and picks up a yellow card.

    The free-kick is floated in towards Jen Beattie, but her looping header is easily held by Gaelle Thalmann.

  15. Weir goes close

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Watch Gaelle Thalmann block Caroline Weir's driven free-kick

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  16. Scotland need another goal

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Remember, a victory by two or more goals will send Scotland top of Group 2 and keep World Cup qualification in their own hands.

    As things stand, Shelley Kerr's side will join the group-leading Swiss on 18 points but stay second with one round of fixtures remaining.

  17. 'Gie the ba' tae Cuthbert!'

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Julie Fleeting

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

    We need to stay patient. We're not seeing a lot of Caroline Weir and Kim Little. I fear the backline are dropping a bit deep when Switzerland have the ball. And I'm screaming the same as the fans: get the ball to Erin Cuthbert!

  18. All-action Cuthbert Scotland's fulcrum

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    The effervescent Scotland striker Erin Cuthbert has been the hosts' stand-out player tonight. Fiery, persistent, an unrelenting menace fizzing around and beyond the Swiss defenders. She's been at the heart of almost all of Scotland's best play.

    Erin Cuthbert
  19. Kerr turns to United's Arnot

    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Lizzie Arnot, scorer of Manchester United's first competitive goal since the reinstatement of their women's team, has come on for Claire Emslie. How Scotland would love another historic strike tonight. Nine minutes remaining...


    Scotland Women 2-1 Switzerland Women

    Marilena Widmer crumbles under the challenge of Sophie Howard on the Scottish by-line. It was a pretty tame appeal, but Howard certainly had hands on the Swiss attacker.