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Balallan footballer Rachael Johnstone is pulling on the Number One jersey for Scotland’s Women’s under-16 football team again tomorrow morning (Monday February 18th) as the team go head-to-head with Germany.

It’s the third match in an international development tournament in Portugal.

On Thursday (February 14th) Rachael kept a cool head in goal as Scotland held the Netherlands to a one-all scoreline at full-time, narrowly missing out on penalties to finally succumb 4-3.

Home country Portugal scored a convincing win over Scotland yesterday (Saturday 16th) with a result of 0-3 and tomorrow it’s Germany’s turn to face the determined Scots.

Sir E Scott school pupil Rachael’s one of the new wave of young island women making their mark in football at club and national level.

She’s pictured here with her friend and fellow Scotland goalie Gail Gilmour (picture from Rhona Johnstone).