Congratulations to Chris Maguire and Andy Bagshaw who have returned home from the La Manga Under 19 tournament in Spain as winners.
The tournament featured some quality sides and Scotland were in a great position after beating Austria 3-1 and drawing 0-0 with Slovenia meaning victory over Norway in the final group match would see them as victors.
As usual for a Scotland side they had to do it the hard way. 16 minutes in and Roberts put Norway ahead. The Scots showed resilience and a character that should bode well for their own individual and collective national careers as Fraser McLaren scored to equalise 5 minutes before half time for Archie Knox’ side.
Chris Maguire had been entrusted with the sole striker role and had worked hard without reward so it must have been a delight for him to see his fellow Don Andy Bagshaw take the field. Bagshaw is out of contract at Aberdeen in the summer so a good international showing from him good could have some very positive results and they don’t come much better than scoring the winning goal for your country to win not just the match but the tournament.
Congratulations to both Aberdeen players and to the whole Scotland side.
Look out for these Scottish stars of the future.
The full La Manga Tournament winning squad.
Alan Martin (Motherwell)
cott Murray (Dundee)
ndrew Cave-Brown (Norwich City)
arren McCormack (Hibernian)
lex Pearce (Reading)
homas Scobbie (Falkirk)
ndrew Shinnie (Rangers)
lair Tolmie (Hibernian)
cott Arfield (Falkirk)
imon Ferry (Celtic)
yan Flynn (Liverpool)
teven Lennon (Rangers)
tephen McGinn (St Mirren)
ean Mackle (Heart of Midlothian)
ark Millar (Celtic)
ndrew Bagshaw (Aberdeen)
avid Goodwillie (Dundee United)
avid Gray (Manchester United)
ory Loy (Rangers)
hris Maguire (Aberdeen)
raser McLaren (Gretna)
teven Weir (Livingston)
ther Scots featuring over the last week on Scotland duty were Andy Considine with the Under 21’s who lost 0-2 to Germany.
Defender Jonathon Crawford played in the Under 17’s 0-2 aggregate victory over Northern Ireland which was played in Carrickfergus.
Chris Clark played the full match for the Scotland B side that drew 2-2 with Finland and was joined in the second half by club mates Jamie Langfield and Darren Mackie who earned their first caps at that level.
Both Captain Russell Anderson and Scott Severin had been called to the new Scotland manager Alex meet giving them a vote of confidence for the forthcoming matches against Italy and Georgia.
Well done to all involved,lets hope it inspires them all to having good performances this weekend for the Dons.