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Posted 1st March 2011, 11:03 in

Liverpool Give Scots Trio Debuts

Liverpool gave debuts to three Scottish internationals as they defeated Hibernian 3-1 in a friendly at Skelmersdale United on Sunday.

The Reds included Suzanne Lappin, Megan Sneddon and Ruesha Littlejohn, while Hibs also had some new signings in Leanne Crichton (Celtic), Natalie Ross (on loan from Arsenal), Catherine Nathans (ex-Connecticut Reds) and Rebecca Dempster (Forfar).

Lappin had several chances early on, Hibs missed a great chance to score, while Littlejohn was denied by a great save from the keeper.

Littlejohn had another shot that sailed wide of the post but the first half ended in controversy as  Hibs felt they were denied a clear-cut penalty.

The second half started much like the first, strong tackles and good approach play but with neither team able to get that first goal but Liverpool lost Caroline Charlton to an injury.

The game sprung into life as the Reds were awarded a penalty on 65 minutes. A late tackle on Littlejohn led to Cheryl Foster converting into the bottom corner.

Not even two minutes had passed before a mix up between Sam Chappell and goalkeeper Fable Widdop gifted Hibs an open goal.

Foster then put Liverpool 2-1 up from a free-kick on the edge of the box, as a deflection wrong-footed the Hibs' keeper. Hibs immediately responded by rattling the crossbar with a superb volley.

An extra 30 minutes was to be played, as Liverpool Manager Robbie Johnson looked to try out all 16 squad members and look at different tactics.

The Reds moved the ball quickly out of defence and Kelly Jones played a one-two with Vicky Jones before rounding one defender and shooting low into the bottom corner.

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