Forfar Farmington’s Amy Gallacher was celebrating good news earlier this week with yet another Scotland call up.
The Dundonian based 16 year old was called up for the under 17’s for their UEFA European Women’s Under 17 Championship Elite Stage campaign later this month, where they take on hosts Poland, Slovakia and France.
“It feels really good to be called up again, I got called up for the last stage so it’s great for it to happen again and I’m looking forward to facing the three sides in our group”
The team won their Qualifying Round group comfortably, defeating Montenegro 9-0 with Gallacher scoring once before putting three past Croatia. In their final game they beat Sweden 3-1, with the Scandinavians the higher seeded side.
Gallacher reckons Scotland can have similar success in their elite group “No reason why we can’t advance from the group, as a team we’ve improved since last time so I think we can get a result in all three games.”
The Scottish Women’s Premier League starts this Sunday, with Forfar Farmington travelling to Ainslie Park in Edinburgh to face Spartans at 1pm.
The teams met twice last season, Spartans winning comfortably 16-0 in April when the squad were just finding their feet in a senior league after the majority had been playing under 15 and 17 level football the year previous. The second meeting in the Scottish Cup in August finished 5-2 to Spartans and was a close affair, with the score 2-2 until the last ten minutes.
“We’re a lot fitter and stronger than last season, it’ll be a hard game against Spartans but I think we can take something from it.”