Scots Under-15 girls boosted by win over Auld Enemy

SCOTLAND’S Under-15 girls team face a tough opening match today against double champions and hosts Northern Ireland in the Bob Doherty Cup at Queen’s Sport in Belfast.

But the Scottish girls go into the tournament that also includes England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland full of confidence following a 3-1 away win over the Auld Enemy.

Played at the recently opened and magnificent indoor arena at St George’s Park in Burton, the Scottish girls fell behind through a goal by Laura Hooper. But with Courtney Whyte (St Roch’s Academy) driving the side forward, Erin Cuthbert (Greenwood Academy) managed an eqauliser to make the score 1-1 at half-time.

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In the 41st minute Courtney cracked a free kick against the bar from 40 yards. Cailin Michie (Boroughmuir High School) fired the rebound goalwards, it bounced back off a defender and Katie Rice (St Ninian’s High School) shot home to give Scotland a 2-1 lead.

The third came from another Courtney free kick. The ball was met by Chantelle Brown (Larkhall Academy) and she shrugged off the attentions of the English centre backs and lobbed the ball over advancing goalkeeper Jessica Lewandowski to seal Scotland’s win.

Following the Bob Docherty Tournament, the Scots face another tie against England at Toryglen on Saturday 20 April.