Kettle trio picked to represent Scotland

0811082 SSHC kettle amateurs 'L - R: Scott Blackwood, Scott Easteagh, Matthew Morgan - Kettle United players selected to play for U19 Scotland Amateur squad - at Kettle Park, Kettlebridge
0811082 SSHC kettle amateurs 'L - R: Scott Blackwood, Scott Easteagh, Matthew Morgan - Kettle United players selected to play for U19 Scotland Amateur squad - at Kettle Park, Kettlebridge

THREE young Kettle United footballers will have the honour of representing their country this season after being called up for Scotland duty.

Scott Blackwood, Scott Eastaugh and Matthew Morgan, all 18, have been selected for the CYP (Clubs for Young People) under-19 Amateur Scotland squad for the international against Wales 1 at New Bayview in Methil on May 1.

Local lad Matthew, from Cupar, is a midfielder, while Scott Blackwood and Scott Eastaugh, both from Glenrothes, play in midfield and defence respectively.

The trio battled through two sets of trials in atrocious conditions to win their places in the squad.

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They are all studying sports coaching and fitness at college with a view to forging careers in coaching.

Kettle United manager Graeme Turnbull said the call-ups were thoroughly deserved and that it was all down to the attitude, work rate and dedication of the players.

He added: “It is a great honour for the club to have players selected to represent their country and from a personal point of view I find this recognition reflects on the way we as a club encourage the players to play the beautiful game.

“Hopefully other young local players will see the opportunities that are available at our club and that they too might have the chance to play for their country.”