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Sunday, May 3, 1998 Published at 15:47 GMT 16:47 UK

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Striker worries for Scots
image: [ Colin Hendry  - An inspiational leader for Scotland ]
Colin Hendry - An inspiational leader for Scotland

Scotland 1 Finland 1 (April 22)

Scotland's lack of firepower was exposed as they drew 1-1 against Finland.

Coach Craig Brown admitted he had problems ahead of France 98 after trying five strikers but coming up with just one goal - a Darren Jackson equaliser.


Johanson scores for Finland [20'']
The Tartan Army was rocked on 10 minutes when Finland took the lead - through two players based in Scotland.

Motherwell midfielder Simo Valakari's pass split the defence as Rangers winger Jonatan Johansson raced into the gap to shoot past Jim Leighton.


Jackson equalises for Scotland [29'']
Six minutes later Celtic's Jackson levelled after a goalmouth scramble.

Colin Calderwood's deep cross to the back post was headed back across the goalmouth by Christian Dailly. Scott Booth saw his effort hit the post and Jackson tapped in the rebound.

Captain Colin Hendry tried to push Scotland forward by linking up with his front players. Just before half-time he saw his shot sail just over the bar.

Strikers Kevin Gallacher and David Weir were brought on for the second half and Scotland continued to press without making the vital breakthrough.

Hendry could have scored when John Collins whipped in a cross but his close-range header went wide.

Gallacher then set up Scot Gemmill whose shot was blocked.

Gemmill repaid the favour by playing a one-two with Gallacher on the edge of the area only for Gallacher to shoot wide.





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