Cairns on Target in Germany

Two set piece conversions by Glynhill Kelburne teenager Josh Cairns was the catalyst in Scotland under 21`s 4-2 victory over Poland in the second day of the four nations tournament in Berlin.

It started poorly when the Scots youngsters fell behind in the opening minutes, and despite several spurned chances and three wasted penalty corners, the Poles remained that goal in front.  However, five minutes from the interval Kenny Bain passed the ball on to Kelburne clubmate Alan Forsyth, but he was fouled in the circle and Cairns converted from the spot with a flick over the keeper`s head.

Just on the interval Ciaran Crawford released Forsyth up the right, his pass found Bain who drew the keeper, leaving Inverleith`s Ross Jamieson to stroke the ball into the empty net for a 2-1 lead.

The Scots continued to pressurise the Poles and open goal misses by both Forsyth and Bain did little to help the cause.  But with eight minutes remaining, Cairns scored from the first penalty corner of the second half with a venomous drag flick for a 3-1 advantage.  A defensive lapse by Crawford allowed the Poles to pull one back, but with a minute remaining Bain fed the ball to Forsyth, his cut back found Callum Milne who sealed the victory.
On the first day the Scots lost 5-0 to host nation Germany. In what was a close game the Germans were far more clinical when in the Scotland D and made the Scots pay.
They now face France in thier final pool match and will be looking for a victory to put them into the final.
Source: SHU Website