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(Video) Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar Euro 2016 Qualifying Highlights as Steven Fletcher scores a hat-trick against minnows

Scotland remain on course to qualify for their first major competition since the 1998 World Cup as they thrashed international minnows Gibraltar 6-1 at Hampden Park on Sunday evening.

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Steven Fletcher stole the show with a hat-trick but his side were shocked in the first half when Gibraltar scored their first ever competitive international goal, through Lee Casciaro, but the hosts proved to be too strong for their opponents and ran out easy winners.

It took the hosts 18 minutes to break the deadlock as Shaun Maloney comfortably slotted home from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Gibraltar keeper Jamie Robba, but just a minute later the away side were level when Casciaro found the back of the net and wrote himself into the history books.

The equaliser seemed to spur on the Scots and they re-took the lead just before the half hour mark when Sunderland striker Fletcher scored his first of the game with a scruffy effort, then Maloney scored his second from the spot before Everton man Naismith also got in on the act.

The Tartan Army had to wait until late in the second half to celebrate the fifth goal of the evening when Fletcher nodded home from close range, he then completed his treble with a precise finish in the 90th minute.

The win puts Scotland on ten points and they travel to Dublin next for a qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in June.

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