Pararoos succumb to Scotland

The Pararoos will battle it out for either 11th or 12th spot at the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships after losing to Scotland on Friday morning (AEST).

The Scots dominated from the outset and continued their recent free-scoring run, cruising to a 6-0 win at St George’s Park.

It took just two minutes for them to edge in front when Jamie Mitchell latched on to Jonathan Paterson’s through ball and slotted it past the oncoming Christopher Barty.

Minutes later it was 2-0 as Mitchell turned provider this time, his corner powerfully headed home by Barry Halloran.

The Pararoos had some vocal support in the crowd but were unable claw their way back as Scotland added a third on 22 minutes.

It involved a bit of luck as defender Ian Paton’s long-range shot deflected off Ben Atkins and past Barty.

Skip forward to 3:40:00 on the video above to see a full replay of the match

Ross MacMillan added a fourth not long after the restart before Halloran sealed his brace with a cool finish into the bottom corner just a minute later.

Australia almost got on the scoresheet on 40 minutes as James Turner rounded the ‘keeper but his effort rolled just the wrong side of the post.

Hannin then completed the scoring on 56 minutes as the Scots moved into the play-off for 9th/10th.

The Pararoos will play Portugal – who they defeated 2-0 in the group stage – in the battle for 11th/12th on Sunday (AEST).

Pararoos: Christopher Barty (GK), Benjamin Roche, Christopher Pyne, David Barber (C), Ben Atkins, James Turner, Zachary Jones

Substitutes: Jack Williams, Thomas Goodman, Connor Marsh, Jarrod Larkins-Law, Angus MacGregor, Cameron Gudgeon, Ned McCabe (GK)