Emma’s Champion after City progress in Europe

Emma Mitchell
Emma Mitchell

BUCKHAVEN footballer Emma Mitchell has helped her Glasgow City side qualify for the last 32 of the women’s European Champions League.

City have returned from playing in Serbia, where they overcame the national champions of that country - Spartak Jaffa, Malta - Mosta, and the Faroe Islands - Klaksvik.

And they side did it in some stye, recording 4-0, 8-0 and 5-0 victories respectively.

Defender Emma got herself on the scoresheet in the 8-0 thrashing of Mosta, and told the Mail she enjoyed the experience - despite searing temperatures.

She said: “It was a bit of a shock going from Scotland to Serbia.

“It was sometimes around 36 degrees, so we were told not to go into the sun unless we had to and had water breaks when we could during the games.

“But it was brilliant, the team just seemed to play really well and I think we had something like 11 different scorers.

“It’s been a few games since I scored, so I was happy to get a goal at such a big tournament.”

City now go into the hat for the next stage of the tournament, a knockout played over two legs, where they are guaranteed to play a seeded side - with English big guns Arsenal among those lying in wait.

Emma added: “If we get one of the big teams, then I’m sure we’ll relish the opportunity.”

Emma, pictured right, in action against the Faroe Islanders, has thanked Kennoway men Bob McPhail and Wayne Gilbert for their help.