Scotland Women give new coach Shelley Kerr winning start

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New Scotland Women coach Shelley Kerr got her reign off to a winning start as her side claimed a 3-0 friendly triumph over Hungary in Budapest.

Kerr – the former head coach of Scottish Lowland League men’s outfit Stirling University – has replaced Anna Signeul, who stepped down after leading the national side to their first major championships at this summer’s Euros.

Striker Lana Clelland gave the 47-year-old Kerr the start she was looking for as she tucked home after 15 minutes.

Manchester City forward Claire Emslie doubled Scotland’s advantage just before the half-hour mark with a powerful strike from 18 yards out.

And a comfortable first match in charge for Kerr was wrapped up in the final minute as another City poacher, Jane Ross, raced clear of the Hungarian defence to slot away her 51st international goal.

Kerr will get her first taste of competitive action in a month’s time when Scotland open their World Cup qualification bid in Belarus on October 19.

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