Lisa Evans backs Scotland Women to reach World Cup after 3-2 win over Poland

Lisa Evans in action for Scotland (SNS Group / Eric Nicolson)

MATCH-WINNER Lisa Evans believes Scotland Women are on the verge of a World Cup place after completing a remarkable 3-2 win against Poland.

Shelley Kerr’s side looked on the brink of a damaging defeat after falling two goals down to the hosts in Kielce.

But after Kim Little and Jane Ross hit back to draw the Scots level, Arsenal striker Evans grabbed a precious winner in the 90th minute to breathe new life into their qualification hopes.

The Scots are three points behind Group Two leaders Switzerland but Evans says victories in their final two games – against the Swiss and Albania – should be enough to see them finish on top.

Evans told the Scottish Football Association website: “We were knocking on the door the whole game and we always knew there was a chance we could come back. Before we scored the first we had already hit the crossbar and the post.

“Once we scored the first after 78 minutes we just grabbed the ball and knew there was a chance we could do it.

“For my goal, Caroline Weir gave me the ball and I just ran at the full-back. I was lucky enough to get past her and slot into the bottom corner.

“With our attacking threat we know we can create something out of nothing. We did that a few times today.

“We’ve done the job so we’re chapping on the door and know that if we can get a result against Switzerland it could be enough.

“We just need to be switched on and do the business.”

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