Dundee United prospect Rory MacLeod found the net as Scotland’s U16 side retained the Victory Shield in Northern Ireland.
MacLeod opened the scoring with a clinical header against Wales, setting Stuart McLaren’s kids on their way to a 2-0 triumph.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 🏴🤝🍊
United U18’s Rory MacLeod heads in the opening goal in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Wales in the Victory Shield today. The #SCO16s were crowned joint winners of the tournament alongside their opponents, well done to Rory and the squad!👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/EetAXZ4RNI
— OUR ACADEMY (@dufcacademy) October 22, 2021
Aberdeen’s Alfie Bavidge made the game safe when he capitalised on an error at the back by the young Dragons.
The win at H&W Welders’ Belfast home ground means Scotland share the glory with Wales.
Both sides claimed two victories during the six-day youth football showpiece.
#SCO16s | A huge congratulations to @mclarenstu's Scotland Men's Under-16s squad, who have retained the Victory Shield, alongside joint-winners Wales – and possibly Northern Ireland too, who are in action later on.#YoungTeam | #VictoryShield pic.twitter.com/DriSU1Fieb
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 22, 2021
MacLeod, who made his under-20 debut for United at the age of 14 last year, played in all three games as the Tannadice teen enhances his burgeoning reputation.