Hibs’ duo Sam Stanton and Danny Handling (pictured) came off the bench to win their first under 21 caps last night as Scotland let a two goal lead slip against Hungary at Tannadice Park.
Hearts’ striker Callum Paterson started the game which was part of Scotland’s preparation for the European Championship qualifier against Netherlands in May.
Scotland took the lead in the 25th minute when Callum McGregor scored from a free kick awarded for a foul on Paterson then 12 minutes later, Ryan Fraser doubled Scotland’s advantage with tap-in following a sweeping passing move.
Sam Stanton came on in the 46th minute replacing Armstrong then midway through the second half Joe Chalmers handled in the box and Andras Rado’s spot-kick flew high into the net past Chris Kettings to ensure an exciting finish to the game.
Danny Handling replaced Fraser in the 76th minute then with three minutes remaining, Rado levelled the match when he took a pass from Istvan Kovacs, turned inside and placed his shot into the far corner from 10 yards.
Scotland U21: Archer (Kettings 46), Marcus Fraser,Findlay, Kelly (Chalmers 46), McGhee, Armstrong (Stanton 46), Slater (Grimmer 57), McLean (McGinn 58), McGregor, Paterson (Herron 76), Ryan Fraser (Handling 76). Subs Not Used: Henly.
Hungary U21: Jova, Barath (Kelemen 69), Lang, Szolnoki, Poor, Rado, Kovacs, Gyurjan (Vass 83), Vecsei, Bacsa (Ugrai 86), Nagy (Szakaly 83). Subs Not Used: Gyuru, Batik, Tamas, Jagodics. Booked: Gyurjan, Barath.
Goals: Rado 68 pen, 87.
Ref: Richard Liesverd (Netherlands)
Photo by John Preece