Baxter Memorial fly flag for Scotland with Barcelona win

An under-17 team football team from Cumbernauld has won a prestigious international event in Barcelona.

The players of Jim Baxter Memorial under-17s proudly show off the Trofeo Malgraternse after their triumph in Barcelona.

The Jim Baxter Memorial under-17s lifted the Trofeo Malgratense after coming out on top of a tournament which also included teams from Germany, Denmark and Spain.

Although based in Cumbernauld the team also includes a large number of players fromKirkintilloch, Lenzie, Lennoxtown and Airdrie.

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After an opening ceremony at the stadium of CF Sanvincenti, for which the teams marched through the town to the applause of local residents, JBM opened with a tremendous 9-1 win over locval side Selección Maresme with two goals each from Dalziel, Malone and Mitchell and one apiece from Rundell, McSharry and Davenport.

The next day they went down 1-0 to tournament favourites JFV Dietkirchen/Offh from Germany in a close encounter.

However goals by Hamilton and McSharry secured a 2-0 win over another German side SV RW Walldorf again and in their final section match against Denmark’s Tune IF a superb back post header from Murphy from a beautifully delivered free-kick from McChesney gave them another 2-0 win.

That booked a place in the final and a return match with JFV Dietkirchen - and this time it was the Scots who came out on top.

Hamilton’s back post header gave them a 1-0 lead at half-time and after the break JBM played keep ball before Adil Ali’s volley clinched a 2-0 success and the trophy.