Scot Gemill hailed his talented kids after another fine win left them on the brink of qualifying for the Euro Under 17s Finals in Croatia.
A brilliant first half goal from Norwich City’s Glenn Middleton – his third goal of the Elite Group – was enough to see off the dogged Serbs in Paisley, who launched a second half comeback.
But the young Scots – watched by former Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty and SFA chief executive Stewart Regan – deservedly hung on and now need just a point to qualify for the May Finals in Croatia when they face Switzerland on Wednesday, with today’s win following up a 6-1 opening game thumping of Montenegro.
Gemmill said: “To come through a game like that where there was so much at stake was fantastic.
“They showed resilience and maturity and there were a lot of excellent performances.
“They found a win to win and deserve great credit. I’m delighted for Glenn Middleton, who was excellent again.
“When you looked at the other teams in the group, we knew we would be in for hard games and we’ve put ourselves in a great position. We just need to finish the job against the Swiss now.”