James Keatings goal not enough for Scotland


Scotland’s u-19 side lost 4-2 to Norway in Estonia tonight with James Keatings again on the scoresheet.

***See correction below****************************Despite the defeat Scotland qualify for the next stage as hosts Estonia were only able to beat Liechtenstein 3-0.

Scotland, Norway and Estonia all finished with six points but the Estonians missed out on qualifying with a goal difference of four against Scotland’s six and Norway’s five.

Keatings took his tally for the tournament to four from three games when he equalised an early strike for the Norwegians in the 25th minute.

Norway took the lead again in the 48th minute but Dylan McGeogh equalised in the 55th minute but two goals in the last 15 minutes sent Billy Stark’s side to defeat.

Kieran Brennan and Callum McGregor were also in the Scotland side and are bound to return to Celtic in good spirits.


Scotland miss out on qualification……….. for now. The results between the teams level on points is compared and Scotland fall into third place despite having an overall goal difference to Norway and Estonia.

Two third placed teams from the 13 qualifying groups will qualify, with a victory over the group winners, Estonia, Scotland should be in with a good chance of qualifying.

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  • Stephen says:

    Are you sure Scotland qualified? The Uefa website has them in third position…

  • Gerard says:

    Scotland are probably out. It comes down to points gained between the three teams, which is 3 for each. After that it’s goal difference between the teams, which comes out as Estonia +1, Norway 0, and Scotland -1. Scotland might squeeze through as one of the two best 3rd-placed teams, but only two of the 13 groups have started any matches, so a while to go yet, the end of October until it is all complete. If it matters much, the most 3rd-placed can get in the other group to have started playing is 4 points, so we are at the head of the pile so far.

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