Aberdeen's Jack Helps Young Scots To Dutch Win
By Stand Free Ed
Updated Monday, 14th November 2011
Dons defender Ryan Jack set up the winner as Scotland's Under-21s memorably beat the Netherlands 2-1 in Holland this evening.
The Scots defender - whose stunning solo effort for the Dons at Celtic Park has been nominated for Sky Sports' SPL Goal of the Month - set up David Wotherspoon's 55th-minute winner in an incredible evening for the Scots youngsters.
Billy Stark's team even had to overcome a controversial decision by a Russian linesman that let the Dutch back into the game.
Jordan Rhodes continued his impressive goalscoring record by heading home in the second minute before Scotland were pegged back by a dubious decision from assistant referee Ilya Baryshnikov, who ruled Mark Ridgers had dropped Adam Maher's free-kick over his line.
Scots produced an excellent second-half display and deservedly re-took the lead.
Aberdonian Jack made progress up the right wing before turning the ball inside for Wotherspoon.
The Hibernian midfielder fired an angled drive from 16 yards which Dutch goalkeeper Marco Bizot failed to keep out, and Stark's youngsters held out under some late pressure..
The victory ended Holland's 100% record in Group 10 and moved unbeaten Scotland into second place, one point behind Holland - who have won two of the past four tournaments - after four games.