Scotland 3 Czechoslovakia 1

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Scot­land 3 Czecho­slovakia 1, Hamp­den Park, FIFA Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier, Septem­ber 21, 1977. Scot­land, who were head coach­ed by for­mer Ayr Uni­ted and Ab­er­deen chief Ally Mac­Leod, took a ma­jor step to­wards qual­i­fic­a­tion for the 1978 FIFA Wor­ld Cup in Ar­gen­tina by de­feat­ing Jozef Venglos´s Czecho­slovakia 3-1 in front of a 85,000 strong crowd at Hamp­den, wi­th Joe Jor­dan, Asa Hart­ford, and Ken­ny Dalg­lish re­gis­ter­ing the goals for the ho­me side. 

The Scots went ahead af­ter eight­een min­utes when a cor­ner by Wil­lie John­ston fou­nd Joe Jor­dan who­se fierce head­er left Czecho­slovakia goal­keeper Jozef Cap­kovic com­pletely help­less. Buoyed on by their sup­port­ers, the hosts doubled their ad­vant­age five min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk thanks to Asa Hart­ford who sco­red from a few yards out af­ter Cap­kovic had failed to hold a cross by John­ston. Scotland´s third goal of the night ar­rived nine min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf when Ken­ny Dalg­lish be­at Cap­kovic wi­th a clo­se ran­ge ef­fort fol­low­ing a cor­ner by Don Mas­son, whi­le the Czechs fi­nally had their con­sol­a­tion thro­ugh Miroslav Ga­j­d­usek who fou­nd the net wi­th a well-pla­ced long-dis­tance shot in the eighty-fir­st min­ute of the mat­ch. Scot­land Te­am: Alan Rough, Dan­ny Mc­Grain,  Sandy Jardine, Tom For­syth, Gor­don Mc­Queen, Asa Hart­ford, Wil­lie John­ston, Don Mas­son, Joe Jor­dan, Bru­ce Ri­och, Ken­ny Dalg­lish. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Czecho­slovakia Te­am: Jozef Cap­kovic, Ka­rol Do­bias, Ko­lo­man Gogh, Josef Mod­er, Jaroslav Pol­lak, Miroslav Ga­j­d­usek, Mari­an Masny, Zdenek Ne­hoda, Karel Dvorak, Pavel Micha­lik, Miroslav Paurik. Sub­stitutes: Dusan Gal­lis, Lub­omir Knapp.


Scotland Quickfacts

Scot­land de­feated Czecho­slovakia 2-1 at Hamp­den Park on the 26th of Septem­ber 1973 to qual­i­fy for the 1974 FIFA Wor­ld Cup. Jim Hol­ton and Joe Jor­dan sco­red the goals for the Scots in the 41st and 75th min­utes af­ter Zdenek Ne­hoda had giv­en the Czechs the lead four min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour mark.


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