INVERKEITHING High School pupil Niamh Noble has described pulling her boots on for Scotland for the first time as "amazing".

The 14-year-old, who plays her club football with Glasgow City's 15s performance team, travelled to Wales last month for two friendly matches with the national side's under-15s.

The former Bayside Girls full back was joined in the pool by another two of their ex-players – Georgie Robb, also of Glasgow City, and Mya Bates – and she played the full 90 minutes in each of the two games played between the Scots and their hosts.

A 2-1 defeat at Newport's Dragon Park – Wales' National Football Development Centre – on October 21 was followed by a 4-0 victory at the same venue 48 hours later, and the teenager was delighted to have been involved.

"It was amazing, and a really good experience to get away with the squad," she told Press Sport.

"I got two full games but I would've been fine if I got no minutes because just being there was a great experience.

"In the first game, we lost 2-1, but it was a good team performance. There were probably some nerves that got in the way but in the second game, we won 4-0.

"I found out on the morning of the game that I would be playing; I was shocked but really happy, and I was more excited than nervous.

"It was an honour. You don't get a prouder moment than walking out and singing the anthem."

Niamh had cause for double celebration as, on her return from international duty, her club picked up the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) Under-15 National Performance League title with a game to spare.

She was also preparing to attend trials for the Scotland Schools team, and added: "You learn a lot of about yourself as a player, and it was a good experience having played at that level."

Proud dad David, who volunteers with Bayside Girls, commented: "She was put on at left centre back; she played there through her time in the National Performance League with Bayside so it's a position she's familiar with. I think she was just really happy to get a game!

"To play in both is fantastic and she's now even got her own wee page on the SFA website, showing the caps she's got, which is brilliant. It's amazing to think that'll be there forever.

"The whole family are really proud."