Everton defender Rikke Sevecke was on target for Denmark as they defeated Australia 3-2 in an international friendly in Horsens this afternoon.
The 24-year-old centre-back netted the second goal for the Danes as they recorded a victory over an Australian side who are still finding their feet under new head coach Tony Gustavsson.
Denmark took the lead after 15 minutes when the ball rolled into the Australian net via the foot of West Ham United-bound midfielder Tameka Yallop.
Everton’s Sevecke then hit a second goal for Lars Søndergaard’s side before the Danes profited from another Australian own goal which was this time scored by goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold.
Australia have been in poor form since their return to competitive action in April but they were much better in the second half of their latest game. Gustavsson’s side were more difficult to break down and they gave the hosts a late scare with two goals at the death. First, substitute Mary Fowler found the back of the net before defender Clare Polkinghorne scored a rare goal in second half stoppage time.
The scoreline ended 3-2 in Denmark’s favour with Søndergaard’s side now set to turn their attentions to Tuesday’s international friendly against Spain in Alcorcón.