Leg break can’t dunt Aimee’s enthusiasm
BREAKING a leg would prove to be a serious setback to most young players but not Dundee Dragons’ player Aimee Dolan.
The gutsy 12-year-old St Paul’s Academy pupil sustained the horrific injury in a recent match but she is so keen to get back playing as soon as possible that she is attending training and cheering on her team-mates at matches.
Mum Trisha said: “Aimee is even hobbling about on crutches at training. She is just desperate to get fit again and start playing.”
Aimee was on the sidelines as her Dragons U/13s team-mates won 7-1 away against Kirrie Thistle U/13s.
Neave Murray put Dragons ahead early on, then Amy Smith scored direct from a free-kick.
Kirrie got one back but, in the second half, Dragons pulled away.
Player-of-the-Match Callie Bowman netted a quick double, then came three goals late on.
Elise Salmond netted then Bowman was on the mark twice more to end the scoring.
Manager Samantha Fyfe said: “It was another great win for the girls.
“We were playing a much bigger team but handled it brilliantly.
“Neave Murray helped settle us with her cracking early goal and the girls went on to record a good victory.”
Aimee Dolan is comforted at home by teammates Neave Murray (left) and Elise Salmond.
Jeanfield U/15s Leah Sidey goes for goal in the match against Celtic.
Jeanfield U/15s Abbie Ferguson is challenged by a Celtic defender.