Goals from Manchester City star Caroline Weir and Birmingham City’s Rachel Corsie helped Scotland on their way to a 3-0 win over Albania at Tynecastle.
The latter got scoring underway in the capital before a double from Manchester City’s forward settled a comfortable night for Shelley Kerr’s side.
Scotland headed into this win with a 100% record in Group E, looking to build on their strong qualification start. In truth, the points never looked in doubt during this tussle.
Contrasting form came into play somewhat despite Scotland not having kicked a ball since March. Kerr’s team arrived in Edinburgh with 13 goals scored in two dominant games with a goal yet to be conceded, Albania meanwhile gathering just three points from five games.
The home team were peppering the away goal and would have their first strike inside the opening 45 minutes. A ball in from Manchester City star Weir hit the head of Corsie, who did well to guide it past the keeper.
Pressure was being piled on but it would be the 75th minute before Scotland scored again to Albania’s credit, Weir getting her first of the night after a deflected effort fooled the Albanian defence.
Kirsty Hanson was brought down in the box before the game was out, allowing Manchester City’s Scottish striker to bury a penalty. Scotland sit second in Group E, one point behind leaders Finland who they face on Tuesday.