A young Ellon Academy pupil has been starring for the Scotland Girls Under-15 squad who took part in a recent tournament in Dublin.
Louise Brown was among four north-east representatives included in the squad which finished a respectable third in the 2012 Bob Docherty Tournament. The others were from Banff, Banchory and Kincorth Academies.
Also competing were teams from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, who fielded two squads due to the late withdrawal of Holland. They had been due to make their debut in the competition.
Scotland’s first game of the round-robin saw them up against a formidable Northern Ireland squad which had eleven girls from last year’s tournament-winning side.
It was a close match with Northern Ireland grabbing a late goal to win 3-2.
The Scots took on the Republic of Ireland’s second string next and Louise Brown play a key part in the build-up to their opening goal.
Scotland added a second goal and on the final whistle news filtered through that they would be paired against England in the third/fourth place play-off.
The Scots, seeking revenge for the 3-1 defeat in the inaugural international last April, turned in a superb display to run out 4-0 winners.
Gordon Strachan, Lloyds TSB Scotland schools football ambassador, congratulated the girls on their efforts.
He said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to represent your country at any level and the experience these youngsters will have gain is invaluable.
“I would like to congratulate the squad for their performance.”
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