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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 February 2006, 19:19 GMT
Clockwatch: Scotland 18-12 England
All the action as Scotland take on England at Murrayfield in the Six Nations.

80 mins: FULL-TIME Scotland 18-12 England
England pile forward as the clock ticks down. They look to be making ground but lose the ball once again at the breakdown. The ball is cleared high into the stands and the final whistle blows to spark wild celebrations in Edinburgh as Scotland beat England for the first time since 2000.

80 mins: After some silly Scotland penalties, England go in search of a match-wining score. Scotland's defensive and breakdown work is superb again and England lose possession.

78 mins: PENALTY Scotland 18-12 England
Noon tries to launch a counter attack from deep but is isolated when tackled and England do not stay on their feet. Paterson kicks the penalty and a nervy Murrayfield crown roar their delight.

75 mins: PENALTY Scotland 15-12 England Lamont is again at fault when he does not stay bound at a ruck. Acting captain Mike Tindall rules that England go for goal and Hodgson stays calm and slots the ball through the posts.

72 mins: PENALTY Scotland 15-9 England
England substitute Simon Shaw comes in at the side after a line-out and Paterson kicks over for what could be a vital three points.

70 mins: It is now Scotland's turn to threaten the try-line. Ali Hogg goes for the corner despite having Kellock in support outside him and he is bundled into touch before he can touch down.

66 mins: The visitors sense that points are there for the taking after Jamie Noon breaks through the line. England look to have numbers out wide but the ball is again lost and Scotland clear.

64 mins: England coach Andy Robinson sends for the heavy artillery as number eight Lawrence Dallaglio replaces skipper Martin Corry. Scotland change their half-back pairing, Gordon Ross and Chris Cusiter coming on for Parks and Mike Blair.

62 mins: PENALTY Scotland 12-9 England
Wing Sean Lamont loses his discipline and comes up too quickly from the Scotland defensive line. Hodgson kicks over yet again and the lead is cut to three points. A patched-up Ellis returns to the field for Dawson.

59 mins: England threaten but a knock on hands possession back to Scotland. Hooker Ross Ford comes on for Dougie Hall and he is solid on his first scrum as the Scots clear their lines.

57 mins: DROP GOAL Scotland 12-6 England
Thanks to a deep penalty touch, Scotland again put pressure on the England line. They enjoy several phases before Dan Parks slots over a drop goal.

54 mins: Lewsey is forced to hack for touch under pressure deep in his own half. From the line-out, Scotland pile forward with the line in sight but England's defence holds out well.

52 mins: Perpignan lock Nathan Hines makes his first appearance under the Frank Hadden era when he comes on for MacLeod.

51 mins: Lewsey looks for work and yet again breaks the gain line. Scotland however are heroic in defence and the attack ends. Veteran scrum-half Matt Dawson replaces Ellis after the Leicester man leaves the pitch with blood streaming from his face.

48 mins: PENALTY Scotland 9-6 England Lewsey is turned over in midfield and from the counter attack, Cohen gives away the penalty for not rolling away after making a tackle and Paterson slots over the kick.

43 mins: PENALTY Scotland 6-6 England
The lead does not last for long as England soon fall foul of referee Lewis. The penalty is a long way out and although Paterson seems to scuff it, the ball goes over.

41 mins: PENALTY Scotland 3-6 England
England take the lead for the first time after Scotland are penalised for knocking on at the re-start. The ever-reliable Hodgson slots over the three points.

40 mins: HALF-TIME Scotland 3-3 England
Scotland's scrum holds up for their own put-in, the ball is cleared and the whistle is blown for half-time although it does seem to be a bit early.

39 mins: Eventually we get some rugby again as the Scotland front row holds up. Ellis feeds Cohen who has the line at his mercy but the Northampton wing spills the ball.

The scrums have taken their toll on England prop Andrew Sheridan who leaves the field with a bloodied ear.

37 mins: Scotland are again on the back foot as England camp on their line. Referee Lewis is slowly losing his patience as Scotland infringe during a series of five-metre scrums.

33 mins: England have handled Grewcock's sin-binning superbly and scrum-half Harry Ellis darts through a gap to set up another promising attack.

Again England display poor contact skills though and Scotland turn the ball over. Grewcock is now back on the field.

31 mins: Lewsey cuts through the Scotland line as England hunt the game's first try. Scotland turn the ball over and clear their lines and Mike Tindall concedes the penalty when he holds onto the ball as he chases back.

28 mins: Referee Alan Lewis calls the two captains together for a chat after yet another penalty is conceded at the tackle error. This time it is Scotland that transgress but Hodgson misses a lengthy attempt at goal.

24 mins: Scotland go for the penalty touch after Grewcock's moment of madness but make a hash of the line-out.

23 mins: Another Scotland rolling maul inches towards the England line and the Murrayfield crowd find their voice. The maul ends but Danny Grewcock is sin-binned for charging into the back of fellow lock Alastair Kellock.

20 mins: Finally Scotland put some pressure on their visitors. A rolling maul makes some hard yards and a high kick into the swirling wind deceives Lewsey, who drops the ball on his own 22.

18 mins: The rain is starting to fall heavily in Edinburgh but it has had no effect on the game as yet. Another England attack is halted when centre Jamie Noon is penalised for joining a ruck from the side.

15 mins: Flanker Joe Worsley makes ground for England but play is brought back after prop Julian White is penalised for unnecessary use of the boot on a prone Scott MacLeod.

11 mins: Lewsey and Hodgson interchange passes at pace on the right wing as England again threaten. Hodgson kicks forward into in-goal but the referee seems to ignore an apparent block on the Sale fly-half after the ball has gone.

8 mins: PENALTY Scotland 3-3 England
From the line-out, England pile forward and are agonisingly close to the line. Scotland come in at the side and Hodgson gratefully accepts the three points.

5 mins: England enjoy plenty of phases but do not make much progress as Scotland's defence holds out. They eventually get the penalty however, and Charlie Hodgson kicks to the corner.

2 mins: PENALTY Scotland 3-0 England
The Scots make a electric start, running the ball at England at the first opportunity. England are penalised for offside and Chris Paterson slots over the penalty.

1 min: Scotland get the game under way and England immediately make their intentions clear as they attack from deep.

1729: The teams sing their national anthems and now the stage is set for the latest instalment of the Calcutta Cup.

1726: Scotland make England wait on the field before Jason White leads the team out.

1724: Martin Corry leads his England team out onto the Murrayfield pitch to be met with the Braveheart extras from earlier bearing torches.

1721: The stadium is now full, the floodlights are on and everyone is now waiting for the team to enter the arena.

1717: The pitch looks more like a scene from Braveheart as the pre-match entertainment gets into full swing.

1711 GMT: The two sides are on the field going through their final pre-match warm-ups. The sky is clear and there is no rain, which should please the 20,000-strong English contingent expected in Edinburgh.

Scotland take on England aiming to claim their first win over the 'Auld Enemy' since the famous victory in 2000.

New coach Frank Hadden has instilled a real sense expectation in the Scotland camp and so far in the Six Nations they have beaten France and run Wales close despite being down to 14 men.

However England go into the game as favourites and have already claimed wins over Wales and Italy this year.

There are only two changes to the line-up, with Josh Lewsey returning at full-back instead of Tom Voyce while Julian White comes in at prop for the injured Matt Stevens.

Scotland: Southwell; Paterson, Di Rollo, Henderson, Lamont; Parks, Blair; Kerr, Hall, Douglas; MacLeod, Kellock; White (capt), Taylor, Hogg.
Replacements: Ford, Smith, Hines, Petrie, Cusiter, Ross, Webster

England: Lewsey; Cueto, Noon, Tindall, Cohen; Hodgson, Ellis; Sheridan, Thompson, White; Borthwick, Grewcock; Worsley, Moody, Corry (capt).
Replacements: Chuter, Freshwater, Shaw, Dallaglio, Dawson, Goode, Voyce.

Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

Highlights: Scotland 18-12 England

Reaction: Frank Hadden and Jason White

Interview: England coach Andy Robinson

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