The Scots led 2-1 at half-time through goals from Louise Baxter, following a neat interchange with Sam Judge, and Emily Maguire, from a deflected short corner, after falling behind to a Welsh short-corner strike. After the interval further pressure was rewarded with a Judge goal following good lead up work by debutante Morag McLellan and Ali Bell. A scrappy goal was conceded with around ten minutes left following a melee in the circle to reduce the arrears before Maguire netted her second from a short corner almost immediately to secure a well deserved opening victory.
In their second game of the weekend, at Bisham Abbey, the women gave a very good account of themselves against a full strength England team despite going down 2-0, Georgie Twigg and Katie Long scoring.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Caledonian Cougars Men opened their 2010 Great Britain Super League campaign with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Pennine Pumas at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
Yesterday saw the Highland Jaguars claim a 3-3 draw against a strong Saxon Tigers side.