Sophie savours a taste of stardom

Sophie Sweeney with her international cap.
Sophie Sweeney with her international cap.

A young footballer has vowed to play her way into Scottish history after signing off on her under-15s international career.

Sophie Sweeney (15), from Bishopbriggs, recently played her last game at under-15 level with a 1-1 draw against England in the Bob Doherty Trophy.

The Bishopbriggs Academy pupil has been playing in the tournament for Scotland for the last five months, making her mark with two goals in a 6-0 victory over Wales.

The final draw meant that the team failed to win the tournament they won last year, but Celtic Ladies player Sophie was happy with her performance - and now has a taste of international success.

She said: “I played well, I held the ball up well, I think that’s one of my strengths as a player.

“It was disappointing not to get the win against England in our last game, but all round it was a good season.

“And although we were not able to win the Bob Doherty Trophy again like last year, it was still a good effort.”

She added: “I really enjoy football, knowing you get up on a Sunday and you have got a game to go and play. It’s something I want to do professionally and play for my country again.”

And team manager David Thomson has tipped her for success in the future.

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