Scotland U21 1-1 Denmark U21
Canero 30 Bechmann 12
All four Rangers' kids took part in the Scotland U21 squad were used last night as they held Denmark to a 1-1 draw at East End Park. Rainer Bonhof made an encouraging start to his new job in front of almost 3,000 fans and the Sky Sports cameras.
Stephen Hughes and Andy Dowie started the match, with Allan McGregor being introduced at half time and Steven McLean with a few minutes remaining.
It was Denmark who took the lead through Bechmann on 12 minutes. After Andy Dowie went a little too easily to ground, Bechmann hit an outrageous attempt that Soutar only flapped at. 1-0.
The Scots youngsters however fought right back, showing plenty of spirit (full side take note). This was shown in full by Peter Cannero riding challenges and also his luck to score the equaliser on 30 minutes. 1-1.
An element of luck about the goal, but it was Cannero's willingness to get there that made the difference.
The visitors shaded the contest on a performance level, understandable given they get together as a squad on a weekly basis but there were enough signs of encouragement from the Scots, playing their first game in 10 months, for the future.
Soutar (McGregor 46), McCunnie, Ian Murray, Dowie, Doig, Brian Kerr, Canero, Stephen Hughes (McLean 86), O'Connor, Michael Stewart (Thomas McManus 62), Maloney (McFadden 46).
Subs Not Used: Kennedy, McCracken, Duff, Fletcher, Lynch.
Booked: Michael Stewart.
Goals: Canero 30.
Andersen, Hansen, Andreasen, Bischoff (Krause 80), Kristiansen, Wurtz, Traore (Kamper 88), Frederiksen (Pedersen 70), Sorensen, Haakonsson (Simon Elbaek Jensen 62), Bechmann.
Subs Not Used: Serensen.
Goals: Bechmann 12.
Ref: David Malcolm (Northern Ireland)
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