were organised, diligent, tucked into their 4-5-1 without the ball and barely left room for a Rizla between their lines.
For, today the Scots visit San Marino, a team with a footballing past so abject that visiting fans often outnumber the Sammarinese
Finalisation of the updated Asset Quality Review, which has been delayed, partly due to management changes at San Marino's central bank, will provide greater clarity on any potential need for state injections for other Sammarinese
banks but we do not expect it will reveal sizeable shortfalls.
Colin Caton's Bala go up against SP Tre Fiori of San Marino - seventime former winners of the Campionato Sammarinese
di Calcio - with the first leg away from home.
How the Sammarinese
, who have scored just 17 goals in 127 competitive fixtures, could have done with Gaultieri's magic touch last night.
As expected, the Sammarinese
were making it hard for England to attack as they lined up with five at the back.
With that memorable incident in mind bet365 are offering the Tartan Army odds of 20-1 for the Sammarinese
to humiliate the Auld Enemy by breaking the deadlock as the pair meet and it's 11-2 for them to net at any time.
Alternatively, Stan James quote a 6-0 success at 13/2 but better value is the same firm's identical quote about a 4-0 victory as the Sammarinese
will keep plenty of men behind the ball in an attempt to frustrate England and keep the score down.
ENGLAND'S Euro 2016 qualifying assignment in Estonia is set to prove a little tougher than San Marino's visit to Wembley on Thursday, after all they're 81st in the world rankings whereas the Sammarinese
sit proudly in 208th, but ultimately the outcome is likely be exactly the same, in terms of who collects maximum points.
Still, it's a real claim to fame and he has every right to consider himself to be the tiny republic's most famous son, given that the list of other famous Sammarinese
only includes politicians and Saint Marinus, who founded the country.
The fact the Sammarinese
do is hardly fair on them and just reduces them to whipping boys.