Falkirk girls under-13s complete the treble

Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW. Toryglen. Falkirk under-13s girls cup final.
Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW. Toryglen. Falkirk under-13s girls cup final.
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A comeback victory in the shadow of Hampden gave Falkirk Community Foundation girls the Scottish Cup.

The girls went 1-0 down to Hearts in Saturday morning’s final and trailed to Naomi Welsh’s strike where she scooped the ball into the net under the challenge of Lindsey Blues.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW. Toryglen. Falkirk under-13s girls cup final.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW. Toryglen. Falkirk under-13s girls cup final.

Falkirk had chances, particularly through Chelsea McEachern, but couldn’t find a first-half goal.

After the break and a talk from coaches and head of girls football Ian Dibdin, the FCFF decamped in Heart’s defensive area and applied constant pressure.

It finally told with a quick-fire double, McEachern following up the equaliser with an excellent breakaway and composed finish to set the Bairns on their way to a third trophy.

Leah Eddie thumped a third in to settle the nerves and seal the win, but Falkirk also required goalkeeper Claire Whittaker to make a brave double save and keep the Bairns ahead.

The FCFF girls have already secured the League Cup with a win over Motherwell at Ochilview during the summer, and the league title.