Arsenal footballer Alex Scott joins the 100 club

PUBLISHED: 13:28 09 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:32 09 August 2013

Arsenal star Alex Scott

Arsenal star Alex Scott


IN what was a disappointing Euro 2013 tournament for England ladies, one particular highlight was Arsenal defender Alex Scott reaching 100 caps for her country.

The full-back made the milestone in the Russia game, where England drew 1-1 after substitute Toni Duggan rescued a point deep into injury-time.

That result, however, failed to spur on Hope Powell’s side, and a 3-0 defeat in their final group game saw them eliminated from the competition.

Scott, who lives in Welwyn Garden City, was understandably disappointed at the overall team performance of the national side in Sweden, but delighted to take her place in an elite list of members of the 100 club.

“It was an unusual tournament for me personally,” said the 28-year-old.

“Overall it was a disaster, though of course I was very proud to win my 100th cap. I’ve not really been able to enjoy that moment yet — how the team performs is always the main thing.

“Maybe at the end of the season I’ll look back at it, think about the milestone I passed and give myself a little pat on the back.

“Right now, I am keen just to move on from the Euros. A lot of people want to talk about it when they see you.“

Scott will be part of the Arsenal side who are scheduled to take on Everton on Sunday in the Super League at Boreham Wood FC.

Tickets are only £5 adults and £2.50 concessions.

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