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Scots all out to kid English.

Scotland's women's football team were on the wrong end of a 6- 0 slaughtering from England in April.

Today they've got a Fleeting chance to put that embarrassment right when they take on the Auld Enemy at Almondvale, Livingston, kick-off 2pm.

The Scots are pinning their hopes of an upset on Ayrshire striker Julie Fleeting, 16.

And if her family background is anything to go by, the Kilwinning kid might just give the super-confident English a real fright.

The St Michael's Academy pupil is daughter of ex-Kilmarnock manager Jim Fleeting - now an SFA development officer- and niece of former Killie owner Bobby Fleeting.

Ayr United ladies star Julie said: "My dad was a big influence and for as long as I can remember I've been kicking a ball.

"My first club was a boys' team when I was nine. I was allowed to play there for a couple of years but eventually I moved on when my dad started a girls' team at Kilmarnock."

The game has already been good to Julie who jetted off to Brazil to play three games for Scotland earlier this year.

She said: "The whole thing has been a fantastic experience for someone as young as me. Now the icing on the cake would be to beat England and we think we've got a chance at home although they are hot favourites."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:McCARTHY, DAVID
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 23, 1997
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