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Tuesday 10 Mar 2020
Pinatar Cup | Northern Ireland senior women set to take on Scotland

Northern Ireland senior women play their third and final game of the Pinatar Cup tonight when they take on Scotland.

Kenny Shiels’ side were edged out 1-0 by Iceland in their opening clash on Wednesday and fell to a 4-0 defeat against Ukraine on Saturday night. 

This evening’s match presents another big challenge for Northern Ireland with the Scots having defeated Ukraine (3-0) and Iceland (1-0) to win the tournament with a game to spare.

The friendly competition, held at the Pinatar Arena in Murcia, is serving as warm-up for next month’s key UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifier away to Belarus.

Shiels has used the games to blood young talent emerging from Northern Ireland’s women’s under-age teams.  Across the opening two games he has already handed senior debuts to Kelsie Burrows, Danielle Maxwell, Toni-Leigh Finnegan and Casey Howe.

Northern Ireland last met Scotland five years ago when the Scots recorded a 4-0 success.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.30pm (GMT) and will be screened live on BBC Alba.