SCOTLAND’S goalless draw with Serbia may have been a game to forget for most of the Tartan Army - but for one lucky Bellshill youngster it was an occasion he will always remember.
Anthony O’Rourke was selected to be a player mascot for the World Cup qualifier and walked out on to the pitch with Scotland star Paul Dixon - later judged by many as the man of the match.
The nine-year-old P5 pupil at Holy Family Primary in Mossend, who plays for Jerviston 2003s, won the escort place after entering a national competition on the McDonald’s KickStart website.
He said: “I was a little nervous but once on the pitch it was brilliant.”
Anthony then watched the game with his parents and received a Scotland strip and goodie bag as a memento.
Father Des said: “All the mascots were in a draw to be allocated a player and Anthony was delighted to get Paul Dixon - after the way Paul played Anthony is claiming to be his lucky mascot!
“The experience was one Anthony will never forget.”