Leeds United goalkeeper saves two penalties in tournament opener watched on by top scouts
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The 16-year-old joined the Whites from Celtic last summer and has so far represented the club’s Under-18s. This week, Mahady left Thorp Arch to join up with his international teammates in Hungary for this year’s Under-17 Euros.
During Scotland’s opener, the teenage stopper denied France from the penalty spot on two separate occasions, keeping the score down to a respectable 3-1 against the vastly superior French side.
Mahady was not exactly flawless in his performance, though, finding himself underneath an early cross which fell at the feet of Yanis Ali Issoufou, who swept into the empty net.
Leeds’ young ‘keeper atoned for his error in the second half, however, saving Ismail Bouneb’s 75th minute spot-kick low to his right, before denying substite Joan Tincres in stoppage time.
Mahady will remain in goal for Scotland’s upcoming Group C fixtures versus Portugal and Germany.
The Under-17 Euros is a tournament frequented by many of Europe’s top scouts and is widely regarded as one of the best youth international tournaments for discovering young players.
Leeds teammates Archie Gray (England) and Charlie Crew (Wales) are also expected to participate at this year’s competition finals.