Cap fits for teens Lana and Brogan

Brogan Anderson played two games for the Scotland Under-15 football team in Germany
Brogan Anderson played two games for the Scotland Under-15 football team in Germany
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HAWICK girls Brogan Anderson and Lana Skeldon may have taken different paths in the world of sport.

Nevertheless the Teri teenagers have headed in the right direction, and what’s more, they’ve reached the same destination.

While Brogan has represented Scotland at football, Lana has been honoured on the rugby scene in playing for the Scottish Women side.

As revealed in last week’s Hawick News, Lana came on as a second-half replacement in the Scotland side that defeated the Netherlands Women 33-10 at the National Rugby Stadium in Amsterdam.

The 18-year-old flanker, who plays for Melrose Ladies, is now hoping to pull on the Scotland shirt again in the forthcoming Six Nations matches next year.

While Lana was showing off her skills in Holland, over in Germany 14-year-old Brogan was also representing her country twice by playing for the Scotland Girls Under-15 side.

The young Scots lost their opening game in going down 3-0 to hosts Germany in Bruhl and then tumbled to a 7-0 defeat in the second game at Hennes.

Brogan said: “It was an amazing experience playing for Scotland and an exciting one as well. We lost both our games but the German girls were really good players and it was good to play against them.

“One of the best things for me was standing in the Scottish line-up while they were playing ‘Flower of Scotland’. It was a really nice feeling. I was chuffed to be the only Borders girl in the Scottish squad and I’d love to play for Scotland again.”

Brogan began her footballing days when starring for Drumlanrig Primary School and has since gone on to play for the highly successful high school girls team, Hawick Youth and Hearts Girls.

She added: “I enjoy my football and even like training, but what I like best is scoring goals and I prefer playing up front.

“I’ve had good times playing football for Hawick Youth and the High School girls team with Carly Noble and Lauren Mackenzie.

“We’re now all with the Hearts Girls team. The season is over for us just now but we’re all looking forward to next season already.”