Stuart Armstrong and Tony Watt strike in Scotland U21s' win over Canada

Last updated: 25th October 2012  

Stuart Armstrong and Tony Watt strike in Scotland U21s' win over Canada

Stuart Armstrong: On target for Scotland U21s against Canada

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Goals from Stuart Armstrong and Tony Watt gave Scotland Under 21s a 2-0 victory over their Canada counterparts in their final International Challenge Match at the Marbella Football Center in Spain.

Billy Stark's side had lost 2-0 to the United States on Friday but they bounced back against the Canadians with Armstrong, captain for the first time, scoring after seven minutes and substitute Watt clinching the win in the final minute.

The young Scots started brightly and were soon ahead. David Smith and Dylan McGeouch both had efforts at goal saved by Canada keeper Richard Gomes before Dundee United midfielder Armstrong drilled the ball into the corner of the net.

Canada could have equalised five minutes later when winger Alessandro Riggi fired a low cross into the Scotland penalty area from the right but the ball found no takers before speeding out of play.

Scotland almost doubled their lead in the 22nd minute after Smith found McGeouch with a clever switch of play but the Celtic midfielder's shot was well blocked by Gomes.

Set-pieces had cost Scotland dearly against the USA and they almost suffered again when Canada defender Doneil Henry rose highest from a free-kick but he sent his header past the post.

On the hour mark the Canadians missed a golden opportunity to draw level when Riggi's pass found Keven Aleman with plenty of time and space inside the penalty area but the striker's weak effort was easily collected by goalkeeper Chris Kettings.

Scotland looked stronger in the closing stages and had a penalty claim when Jason Holt appeared to be dragged to the ground inside the box but referee Valle Carmona waved play on.

Smith and substitute Kenny McLean, on for Fraser Fyvie, both missed the target with efforts before they combined in the 90th minute to set up Watt to seal the win.

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