Scots on course for women's World Cup
Goals from five different players maintained the Scots' 100 per cent record in Group 3 and claimed their biggest away win under coach Anna Signeul. The highlight was a superb opener from Arsenal defender Jennifer Beattie, who intercepted the ball on the halfway line and shrugged off several tackles before unleashing a fierce left-footed shot into the net.
"It was a fantastic goal," said Signeul. "The Bulgarian keeper was their best player but nobody could have stopped that."
Scotland now face group leaders Denmark at Rugby Park on Thursday night. The Danes, who beat Greece 7-0 on Saturday, have 16 points from six games, and Scotland 15 from five. "Winning in Bulgaria was a huge boost, because that is where Denmark dropped their only point," said Signeul.
Scotland came through the game – in which Julie Fleeting scored her 113th international goal – without any injury worries, and are also likely to have Suzanne Grant fit for the match against Denmark. The Celtic striker has a calf strain and wasn't risked in Sofia.
Victory at Rugby Park would virtually assure Scotland of winning Group 3 and making the play-offs for a place in next summer's World Cup finals in Germany. They would still have to travel to Denmark for the last game in the group in August, but a home win over Greece before that would leave them in an unassailable position.
Scotland's other goals came from a Kim Little penalty, Rachel Corsie and Pauline Hamill.