SCOTLAND coach Anna Signeul hailed a fresh start for team side following a one-sided 4-0 win over Northern Ireland in Belfast.

Two goals apiece for striker Jane Ross and holding midfielder Caroline Weir saw the Scots win easily.

"It was a very positive performance and the score could have been much more," Signeul said. "We changed to a 4-2-3-1 formation to try to be more creative in front of their back line and it worked very well. The four goals were all great finishes."

As well as the doubles for Ross and Weir - two in the first half and two in the second - the game was notable for three young players making their debuts and the return to the side of Julie Fleeting.

The striker, who last played in 2011, came on to win her 121st cap in the 61st minute and came close to adding to her 116 international goals with two headers which were on target.

As expected, Glasgow City's attacking midfielder Fiona Brown started her first game for Scotland and she was joined in the second half by goalkeeper Megan Cunningham, who replaced Shannon Lynn, and Hibernian full back Chloe Arthur.