Saturday, October 10, 1998 Published at 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Dodds double delights Scots
The perfect start - Billy Dodds scores with his first touch
Scotland 3-2 Estonia
Super sub Billy Dodds scored the first two goals of his international career as Scotland came from behind to snatch a vital victory in their European Championship Group Nine qualifier at Tynecastle.
He scored with virtually his first touch of the ball, pressurised the Estonian defence into an own goal and rounded things off by beating goalkeeper Mart Poom again five minutes from time for the winner.
"I can't tell you what I said at half-time but to paraphrase, I told them it would require the utmost character and commitment to recover," a relieved Brown said afterwards.
A spate of injuries had forced Brown to make several changes, with Callum Davidson and Allan Johnston making their first starts at senior level and Ian Durrant returning to the side after a five-year absence to add midfield experience.
Scotland had an early scare when Colin Calderwood gave the ball away near the half-way line, but skipper Colin Hendry snuffed out the danger with a firm tackle on Andres Oper.
Davidson and Johnston saw plenty of early ball on the flanks and the home side were only inches away from the opening goal in the 12th minute.
Craig Brown's side were disrupted six minutes later when Kevin Gallacher had to come off with a suspected broken arm and Darren Jackson of Celtic took over as McCoist's strike partner.
Poom saved a Hendry header on the line and the home fans were incensed on the half hour when the refreee rejected penalty claims after the ball struck Viktor Alonen's arm.
The Estonian defender outjumped Davidson and his looping header dropped behind Leighton, who had strayed a couple of feet off his line, with Hendry unable to keep it out of the net.
Leighton made vital saves from Marko Kristal and Indrek Zelinski to keep Scotland in the game before Dodds found the roof of the net with a first-time shot in the 70th minute.
The home fans began to fear the worst but Scotland were quickly back on terms as Hohlov-Simson diverted Simon Donnelly's cross into his own net as Dodds challenged for the ball.
"I don't want to speculate on whether I should be in the starting line-up to face the Faroe Islands. That's up to Craig Brown. It was just nice to get my chance. I'm 29 now and I don't think I have anything to prove to anyone," said Dodds.
Scotland: Leighton, Weir, Boyd, Calderwood, Hendry, Davidson,Gallacher, McKinlay, McCoist, Durrant, Johnston. Subs: Sullivan,Whyte, Elliott, Jackson, Donnelly, Dodds, Glass.
Estonia: Poom, Hohlov-Simson, Kirs, Rooba, Reim, Alonen, Smirnov, Terehhov, Kristal, Oper, Zelinski. Subs: Tohver, Meet, Allas, Anniste, O'Konnel-Bronin, Viikmae.
Referee: Joaquim Marques (Portugal)