Welcome to the first of a regular article entitled Scots Abroad – a feature on the trials and tribulations of Scottish players playing their football outside of Scotland.
Firstly you could argue that “abroad” may not technically include England but an article entitled “Scots Outwith Scotland” simply did not have the same ring about it.
With the leagues in Sweden and USA now closed all eyes were on England and the Continental Cup ties and the Scots were finding the back of the net.
First up was Bristol City, Chloe Arthur and Frankie Brown in their squad, who secured a Quarter Final slot with a 3-0 win over Brighton.
In the same group Chelsea hit Yeovil for 8 with Erin Cuthbert grabbing two in a five star performance.
Manchester City remain unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Birmingham featuring a starting place for all 3 Scots and another goal from the in-form Claire Emslie.
Other Scots on the score sheet were Doncaster Belles’ Christie Murray who grabbed 2 in the 5-1 win at Oxford and Zoe Ness who grabbed a late consolation for Durham in their 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa.
Unfortunately both these WSL2 teams will not make the Q-F draw of the Continental Cup which takes place this Thursday 7th December.
Both Manchester City and Chelsea have midweek Cup games before their eagerly awaited clash next Sunday in the league. This game will be shown live on BT sports.
The heavy WSL schedule can only benefit national team manager Shelley Kerr as a large part of her “overseas” squad remain at peak fitness right through the Xmas period as the change in England to a winter season takes effect.