Dailly boys star for Scotland

Dailly twins Robby and Ross McCrorie stand on the brink of qualification for the Under 17 European Championships in Bulgaria in May.

The youngsters from the village are currently taking part in elite round qualifiers in Hungary and have taken four points from their opening two group matches.

A point against Czech Republic today (Wednesday) should be enough to see them qualify while a win will definitely ensure the Scots will line up in Bulgaria.

In a proud moment for the McCrorie family, Ross captained the side in the opening two matches, which follows on from brother Robby’s stint at the captaincy in a friendly win over Romania last month.

The McCrorie twins have led by example with Robby in goal and Ross at centre back leading the team to clean sheets in both matches.

On Friday, Scot Gemmill’s youngsters beat their Bosnian counterparts 2-0 with goals from Lewis Morrison and Daniel Harvie getting the Scots off to a perfect start.

Sunday saw the Scots grab a 0-0 draw with hosts Hungary despite having to play the last half with ten men following two bookings for Regan Hendry.

Now Robby and Ross are gearing up for their final group match against the Czech Republic knowing all three points would guarantee qualification to the U17 European Championships for the second successive year.

Robby played a starring role in last year’s championships as the Scots reached the semi finals before being beaten by Holland.

Robby made a stunning save in the last minute as the Scots stunned Germany before he saved a penalty in the 3-1 win over Switzerland.

The McCrorie twins turned 17 last Wednesday (18 March) and are looking for the perfect belated birthday present as both are almost guaranteed to be picked by Gemmill if they seal qualification.

Both are also currently contracted to Rangers with both twins featuring for the Ibrox’s side U20 this term with Robby also being a sub for the first team in November.