Scotland U16s hope to delight in Turkey

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Grandmaster Suck
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006

Scotland Under 16s are to take part in the Aegean Cup, an international
youth tournament staged in Turkey, at the end of this month.

Based in the west coast city of Izmir, they have three group matches
and then two more games should they finish in a top two place. They
start against the Czech Republic on 28 January and face Ukraine the
following day. They then have a day off before taking on Greece on 31
January. The semi-final is on 2 February and the final on 3 February.

Coach Ross Mathie has made a few changes to the U16 side which competed
in the Victory Shield in the autumn, and there are call-ups for Ryan
Strachan of Aberdeen, Sean Kerr of Livingston, Jonathan Brown of Hearts
and Dundee United's Jordan Love, who is also a talented distance runner
who has represented Scotland in his age group.

Scotland Under 16 Squad

Steven Coutts (Motherwell and Inverurie Academy)
James Gilpin (Royal Grammar School, Newcastle)

Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen and Uddingston Grammar)
Christopher Malone (Livingston and Ross Hall Academy)
Oliver Russell (Hibernian and Queensferry HS)
Kenneth Waugh (Hibernian and George Watson's College)

Daniel Galbraith (Heart of Midlothian and Galashiels Academy)
Sean Kerr (Livingston)
Jordan Love (Dundee United and Brannock HS)
Carlo Monti (Celtic and St Thomas Aquinas)
Alistair Park (Rangers and Cumnock Academy)
Ryan Strachan (Aberdeen and St Machar Academy)
David Wotherspoon (Celtic and Perth HS)

Jonathan Brown (Heart of Midlothian and Leith Academy)
Gary Glen (Heart of Midlothian and Broxburn Academy)
Michael Graham (Celtic and St Maurice's HS)
Callum McKinlay (Hibernian and Perth HS)
Craig McShea (Rangers and Linwood HS)

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006

Scotland Under 17s rounded off their training camp in Malta with a 4-1
win over Wales this afternoon, making it three wins out of three.

Team coach Ross Mathie took the opportunity to field every player in
the squad, with the entire team changing at half time. It transformed
the fortunes of the Scotland team, who were 1-0 down at half time thanks
to a Ross Hamilton own goal in 18 minutes.

Scotland broke through in 48 minutes as Barry Bannon of Aston Villa,
making his debut, scored direct from a corner kick. Then the goals
started to flow and there were further strikes from David Templeton of
Stenhousemuir - scoring for the third consecutive match - in 52 minutes,
Chris Maguire of Aberdeen in 65 minutes and finally Scott Hadden of
Rangers in 70 minutes.

The players fly back to Scotland tomorrow.