Dailly’s McCrorie twins success in Germany

Dailly twins Robby and Ross McCrorie have helped Scotland U19s to some impressive results in an invitational tournament in Germany this week.

The pair who ply their club careers with Rangers were called up by head coach Scot Gemmill after a successful time under his management in the Scotland U17s.

The Scots got off to a flyer last Tuesday when they beat Mexico 3-1 despite falling behind to an early goal. Robby lined up in goals for the match with brother Ross, who is now captain of Rangers U20s lining up alongside at right back. Two goals from Stranraer’s Ryan Hardie, who is a team mate at Rangers of the McCrorie’s ensured the win for Scotland.

Only Ross played a part in the Scots’ next game when they drew 2-2 with the USA on Friday October 9. A goal from Aberdeen’s Scott Wright put Gemmill’s side ahead before the youngsters fell 2-1 behind. A goal from Kilmarnock’s Greg Kiltie on 68 minutes meant the game finished all square with Ross coming on after 73 minutes to shore up the defence.

The twins both started the final game of the tournament on Monday night when they pitted their wits against the Germans. Kiltie was again on the scoresheet this time from the penalty spot, giving the Scots a half time lead. Aidan Nesbitt’s goal in the second half wasn’t enough as the hosts fought back for a 2-2 draw, but the result meant the Scots ended the tournament unbeaten.

Robby and Ross will now return home hoping to push closer to a first team start with Rangers.