TALENTED teenage footballers have returned from the Netherlands with a prestigious trophy.

Haddington Athletic’s under-15s lifted the Holland Cup after overcoming Danish side Lyngby Boldklub 1-0 in last Sunday’s final.

Ally Dickson, who also finished the tournament’s top goal scorer with 10 strikes, scored the crucial goal at Sportpark Oeffelt to bring the trophy back to Scotland.

Now in its 35th year, the Holland Cup is set in Almere on the outskirts of the Dutch capital Amsterdam.

About 300 teams featuring boys and girls from 11 countries compete in age groups ranging from under-nines to under-19s.

The East Lothian outfit, who were in a group alongside teams from across Denmark and the Netherlands, including SV Nootdorp and Horsens Nord, played seven matches over two days, winning all of them.

Colin Bowsher, head coach of the county side, was delighted with the team’s success, which comes on the heels of the boys lifting the John Crawford Cup at the end of last season.

The head coach said: “This is a huge achievement and thoroughly deserved.

“The boys played some unbelievable football and scored so many fantastic goals on the way to the final.

“It has been a great experience for our boys and a trip they will never forget.”

Pictured are: Back row, from left: Harry Cessford, Hunter Crooks, Thomas Allan, Finlay Goldie, Christopher Kilfara, Jayden Stewart, Cameron Fyfe and Aidan Smith.

Front row: Jamie McLaren, Daniel Stewart, Ally Dickson, Murray Bowsher, Fraser Chisholm and Jamie Todd.