Scotland U21s capped off a good set of international fixtures with a 7-0 thrashing of minnows San Marino.
Fraser Hornby broke the Scotland U21s scoring record with a hat-trick whilst West Ham prospect Harrison Ashby notched his first Scots goals. David Turnbull, Barry Maguire and Conor McLennan added the rest on a good day’s work.
Scot Gemmill’s side headed into this one off the back of an impressive 2-0 win over Czech Republic last week. This match was an entirely different test though, facing much weaker opposition.
A professional job was needed and one was delivered. Hornby got scoring underway after 20 minutes, firing home from the penalty spot. Next up to score was Turnbull, the Celtic midfielder getting his head on the end of a Nathan Patterson cross.
Maguire would add a third and end this game as a contest before half-time, drilling a brilliant strike from outside the area flying past the helpless San Marino keeper.
Scoring kicked off again within five minutes of the second half restart, Glenn Middleton crossing the ball into Hornby as he broke the Scotland U21s goalscoring record previously held by Jordan Rhodes and Scott Booth.
He’d add another on the night a minute later with a neat effort, earning him a hat-trick. One more would come for Scotland before full-time, West Ham starlet Ashby getting on the end of a cross to take the winning goal in San Marino.
The result keeps Gemmill’s men one point off Czech Republic in first place as they aim for Euro U21s qualification. Next up are matches with Croatia and Greece in November.