WINSFORD-BORN goalkeeper Sandy MacIver made her debut for Scotland Women on Tuesday night.

The former Weaverham High School student minded the net in the 1-0 home loss to The Netherlands in a UEFA Women’s Nations League clash at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

MacIver had been an unused sub in Friday’s contest between the two countries in Nijmegen – a match Scotland lost 4-0.

The 25-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper kept Scotland in the match at Hampden Park with several fine saves.

In particular, Sherida Spitse’s dipping, swerving free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar by MacIver in the 31st minute.

But she was unable to do anything about a piece of quality that decided the contest.

Esmee Brughts cut inside and fired a low in-swinging shot that went in off MacIver's far post.

Northwich Guardian: MacIver in action against the NetherlandsMacIver in action against the Netherlands (Image: PA Wire)

MacIver will hope to be included again when Scotland visit Belgium on Friday, December 1, before the UEFA Women's Nations League campaign concludes with a home match against England the following Tuesday at Hampden Park.

The Scots need to win their final two games to avoid dropping down into the B league.

MacIver decided to switched her allegiance to Scotland from England and was eligible to do so due to her father being Scottish and through having only represented the Lionesses at senior level in a friendly two years ago.

MacIver represented England throughout the age groups from under 17s level but got to represent the country of her birth at senior level for the only time in a 6-0 demolition of Northern Ireland in a friendly at St George's Park in Staffordshire in February 2021.

She came off the bench to feature between the posts for the final 29 minutes.