Forfar Farmington’s Scotland Under 19 internationalist Amy Gallacher was disappointed not to qualify for the 2016 UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship Final Round.
Gallacher and her team mates won their opening game against Greece 1-0 before drawing 1-1 with Portugal meanwhile their final game against France saw the youngsters defeated 2-0 despite a spirited performance.
The Farmington attacker can be pleased with her efforts over the course of the Elite Round however as she was involved in both goals Scotland scored; netting the winner against Greece before a fantastic ball found team mate Chantelle Brown to net an impressive goal in the draw against Portugal.
Speaking after the France game, the 17-year old believes that the squad should be proud of their efforts and reckons that they could go a step further when the 2017 edition of the tournament is held in Northern Ireland. “I was so gutted we didn’t qualify because we worked so hard for each other and gave everything.”
She continued: “We were beaten in the end by a great France team and should be proud of how far we came. Thankfully I have another year next year so hopefully we can go that one step further.”
Gallacher also felt she could be pleased with her individual performance and how she helped her team mates. The attacker came on a sub against Greece and following her goal she was rewarded with starts in the following two games; hoping to make an impression on manager Gareth Evans.
“I felt I gave my best in each game and thankfully I managed to help the team throughout the tournament. We were just unfortunate not to qualify because that’s what we worked towards and fought really hard for and it’s disappointing not to do so.”
Amy now returns to Scotland where she will look to replicate her Scotland form for Forfar as they host some of Gallacher’s international team mates at Hibernian this Sunday. Kick-off is at 1:00pm at Station Park and admission is £4 for adults meanwhile under 16’s are allowed entry free of charge.