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Saturday, August 28, 2010

World Cup: Guildford live (probably); Scotland v Sweden

Something of an experiment, but equipped with a laptop hopefully I'll be able to give some live scores, etc. Maybe even some pictures....

Anyway, its a sunny-ish start here, some cloud, slight chance of rain (apparently), and Scotland/Sweden kicking off shortly. Just realised that I don't have a pen and noteboook (aggh!) and not quite sure how long this battery will last... and the guy from Sky Sports who owes me a bottle of wine isn't here. 

So... now connected and its time to go off to Pitch 2!

Okay - after some effort, we are now connedcted. 24 minutes gone, 17-0

Sweden looking good in places, Andersson-Hall excellent, and the full-back Melvin is having a good game after looking less effective against France. But they just cannot put the phases together - and Scotland are dominating up front. The third Scottish try a pushover from 5m out, Swedsh pack going backwards at speed.

Now 20-0 with a penalty by Halfpenny.

Nearing half time now - and Sweden on the Scottish line. Excellent passing move. Can they score before the break? NO - exciting phase of play, Andersson-Hall intercepting a pass behind the Scottish line... but just not being able to hold on. Half time - 20-0.

Good start to second half for Sweden - Westin-Vines (having a great game despite a dislocated finger!) coming close, but Scotland clear the lines. Now on the attack, 6 minutes in. And its 25-0...  (Katy Green try), then a lovely chip through from Halfpenny, with Millard collecting an scoring under the posts, and its 32-0.

Scotland have to keep pressing - their aim is to finish in the top 8, and its pretty tight. They need all the points they can get. All the Swedish subs now on, including Jennifer Lindholm - who just got the ball on the far touchline... boy is she fast!

All Sweden pressure now. Nine minutes left. Desperate to get that first try - maybe too much so.

And they have! Five minutes to go, break from Johanna Norberg, passed out to Lindholm who is taken down just short, recyles and its Norberg diving over! 32-5.

And nearly another. Norberg breaks again, but sub Anderson can't quite take the pass. With very little time left, Sweden now camped on the Scottish line - and over it, but held up. Then another chance as its Norberg this time ho cannot take the final pass. Really exciting final few minutes, but it finishes 32-5. Will that be enough to get Scotland into the top 8?

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