Banchory’s Becky Flaherty and Hatton’s Louise Brown helped Scotland qualify for the European women’s under-17 football finals in England next month after a 2-0 win over Finland in their final elite round match yesterday.
Goals in either half from Erin Cuthbert and Alyshia Walker sealed the win, sending Scotland to the finals for the first time at this age group.
All four teams in Group 5 were level on three points going into yesterday’s final matches.
Norway defeated Hungary 7-1 in the other match, but Pauline Hamill’s Scots topped the group due to the head-to-head record between the two sides.
The eight-team final tournament will be played in England from November 26 to December 8, and will provide Europe’s three qualifiers for the 2014 under-17 women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
Spain join Scotland and hosts England at the finals after topping Group 1. The other five places will be decided when the remaining elite round mini-tournaments are completed over the next two weeks.
Scotland coach Pauline Hamill said: “We are delighted for the players. They put so much into the two qualifying rounds.
“We were the fourth-ranked team in this elite round group, and to come through three very tough matches, particularly bouncing back after a narrow defeat in the opening match, says so much about this squad.
“It was another difficult match today. It was relatively even but we created more clear-cut chances, and generally performed very well, and we deserved the victory.
“We knew that we could win today and not make it through because the group was so tight.”