The giddy highs of Andy Murray winning yesterday at the US Open gave way to the more familiar struggle of Scotland trying to qualify for a World Cup now going on its 14th year.
This time against an enterprising Macedonian side which was fortunate to get on the scoreboard through what looked like an offside goal scored by Nikolche Noveski. The hero for Scotland was goalie Allan McGregor who stopped at least four other good chances. Craig Levein's side were able to equalize through Kenny Miller with Jamie Mackie providing the assist.
The hard to please Tartan Army kept up their disapproval of Levein throughout the match. The manager is under tremendous pressure to produce results but when Charlie Adam is your go to guy then the problems lie elsewhere. How about a talent gap?