England 4 Belarus 0: Powell urges team not to rest on their laurels after Belarus victory

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Alex Scott scored twice as England thrashed Belarus in their second Euro 2009 Group One qualifier at Walsall's Bescot Stadium on Saturday.

Scott opened the scoring after 16 minutes before turning into the provider for captain Kelly Smith, who headed home her Arsenal team-mate's cross 17 minutes later.

Eniola Aluko made it three four minutes after half-time when she ran on to Smith's pinpoint pass and fired into the far corner.

Scott rounded things off in the 64th minute when she found the top corner after a superb one-two between Aliuko and the substitute Lianne Sanderson.

Although England rarely produced their best form in front of a crowd of 8,362, manager Hope Powell insisted: "We did OK and the most important thing was getting three points.

"We were bright and lively, and although the final execution wasn't what it might have been at times, we kept creating chances and I'm encouraged by that."

Spain, who are England's next opponents, should provide a more difficult test of skill when the two sides meet at Shrewsbury on 25 November.

"It will be difficult against Spain. We beat them 4-1 last time we played them, but it will be harder this time and we'll have to avoid any complacency," Powell said.