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Fleet streets ahead of 'em.

Julie Fleeting was hailed yesterday after grabbing the vital goal which keeps alive Scotland's hopes in the women's World Cup qualifying.

The tenacious Scots fought back furiously at Inverness on Saturday to snatch a well- deserved point which could prove so important to their chances of progressing in the tournament. Just when the Czechs were looking comfortable following a 26th minute strike from Simone Miskova, Scotland equalised in 72 minutes.

Fleeting, daughter of the women's national coach Jim, outjumped a flat- footed Czech defence to head home a corner from Denise Broody.

There were other home heroines as well. Keeper Gemma Fay, 16, winning her first cap, did well to touch a free-kick on to the bar early on.

And fellow-debutante Agnes Allan cleared the rebound off the line.

The 1-1 draw leaves the Czechs on top of the group with 14 points from six games but Scotland have 11 points and a game in hand.

Just 24 hours later, EIGHT of the Scotland stars were in action for their club team Cumbernauld.

And two-goal Pauline Hamill yesterday inspired Cumbernauld to a dream domestic treble.

The League Cup and Scottish Cup holders hammered Cove Rangers 6-1 at Inverdee in Aberdeen to lift the Sports Connection Premier title.

Nicky Grant, Lynn Watson, Pamela McDonald and Jackie Kane got the other goals.

Player-manager Shelley Valle said: "It was a tremendous performance, especially when you consider that eight of our players were involved in Saturday's qualifier.

"It's been a long, hard season but we've done the treble and that makes it all worthwhile."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Marshall, Alan
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 25, 1998
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