SCOTLAND'S women beat Cameroon 2-0 in Aberdeen yesterday thanks to an own goal by Ariane Bebey Beyene and a 25-yard lob from Joanne Love.
The visitor's winger Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene posed and early threat, but local-player Rachael Small did enough to put her off her stride.
Cameroon are based in Aberdeen during their Olympic matches at Hampden, and they seemed to look unsettled as the game went on.
And the match took a bizarre turn on the 35th minute.
Suzanne Grant brought down a Cameroon defender on the edge of the danger area. Confusion reigned as the resultant free-kick was hit over keeper Annette Flore Ngo Ndom by Bebey Beyene and into the net.
Cameroon, urged on by a vibrant support, were playing with little shape and this allowed the Scots to keep them at bay.
Small provided the Scotland fans with something to shout about as the game moved towards its conclusion.
She made a great run down the left flank, and her cross was fumbled but then recovered by Ndom.
However, soon afterwards, a piece of brilliance from Love sealed victory.
Teeing herself up, the Scotland captain created the opportunity for a 25-yard lob, which ended up in the top-right corner of the net.
This Scotland side are shaping well for September's crucial double-header European qualifiers against Wales and France. Interesting times ahead.