Leg break can’t dunt Aimee’s en­thu­si­asm

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By JAMES MAS­SON

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.

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