THE LEADING LADIES

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

Ladies football in Falkirk district was at the top of its game this week - sampling success at the highest level.

A pair of the area’s footballers - Nic Docherty and Leanne Ross - played in the last 16 of the Champions League with Glasgow City at Arsenal.

2008/12. John Devlin.  CARRONSHORE. Stenhouse Rd/New Carron Rd. Football pitches behind S'muir sport centre. Leanne Ross, Nick Docherty, Ashley McDonald - helped Glasgow City FC into last 32 of the Ladies UEFA Champions League. Nick Docherty. (DO)

2008/12. John Devlin. CARRONSHORE. Stenhouse Rd/New Carron Rd. Football pitches behind S'muir sport centre. Leanne Ross, Nick Docherty, Ashley McDonald - helped Glasgow City FC into last 32 of the Ladies UEFA Champions League. Nick Docherty. (DO)

Meanwhile the Falkirk community football foundation under-13s girls retained the Scottish Cup trophy with a thrillling 3-1 comeback victory over Hearts at Toryglen.

It completes the treble for the girls who also won their domestic league and the League Cup trophy with a win over Motherwell at Ochilview in June.

The FCFF football devlopment officer Richard Fox told The Falkirk Herald: “We’re extremely proud and it’s a fantastic achievement after 12 months of hard work from players, coaches and parents.

“Every player got on the park - it was a real squad effort and they did well to perform on a tricky, bobbly pitch.”

Goals from Chelsea McEacharan and Leah Eddie overturned Hearts’ half-time lead.

Ross, Docherty and Glasgow City trailed 3-0 going into last night’s second leg.