First Scotland start for Falkirk's Sam Kerr in 1-0 defeat to Portugal

Falkirk’s Sam Kerr earned her first start for the Scotland Women’s National Team on Tuesday in a 2-0 European Championship qualifier defeat to Portugal.

Falkirk's Sam Kerr earned her second cap and first start for Scotland in a 2-0 defeat to Portugal
Falkirk's Sam Kerr earned her second cap and first start for Scotland in a 2-0 defeat to Portugal

The Rangers midfielder played 75 minutes of the match before being substituted in what was her second appearance for her country, having made her debut back in March off the bench against Ukraine.

She was also an unused substitute in the Scots 10-0 thrashing of Cyprus last Friday.

Meanwhile, fellow Falkirk native and Kerr’s Rangers teammate Nicola Docherty played the full match in the win over Cyprus but was an unused substitute in the defeat to Portugal.

The matches were the first in charge for interim manager Stuart McLaren but the Scots were already unable to qualify from the group before the fixtures, having twice lost to Finland and once to Portugal already, as the 2022 finals will go ahead without them.