Scotland Women beat Malaysia 4-2 in the 7th/8th place playoff at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Scotland led 3-0 before Malaysia threatened to rally with two third quarter penalty corner conversions, but Scotland secured the win in the fourth quarter.
Scotland made their attacking intent known immediately forcing a penalty corner after just 54 seconds. Although Surbiton’s Robyn Collins was unsuccessful, Scotland only had to wait until the fifth minute to take the lead from open play.
Nikki Alexander-Lloyd crossed from the left for Millie Brown to finish from the centre of the circle. Malaysia lost their right to a video referral challenging the decision to award the goal.
Scotland then struck twice in the second quarter. Amy Brodie touched in Amy Costello’s angled pass from the right in the 22nd minute, then after Sarah Jamieson controlled the ball along the left baseline, Brodie sent the cross into the bottom right corner to put Scotland in a commanding position at half time.
Malaysia fought back within a minute of the start of the second half, Fatin Sukri getting the final touch to Malaysia’s first penalty corner of the match, the ball deflected high into the goal.
When Nuraini Rashid’s drag-flick also ended up in the Scottish goal in the 40th minute, Malaysia had the momentum whilst Scotland struggled. Scotland’s cause wasn’t helped by two yellow cards in the fourth quarter, Alison Howie and Brodie spending five minute spells in the sin-bin, but in the 51st minute with Howie only able to look on, Lucy Lanigan touched the ball into the goal from very short range to ensure Scotland finished seventh with a 4-2 victory.
Collins was in the Scottish starting lineup.
Wales needed a shootout to beat Ghana and finish ninth. After a 1-1 draw in normal time, Ghana having led 1-0, Wales won the shootout 2-0.
The Daily Schedule including links to information about individual matches can be found at the Commonwealth Games website