Mintlaw girl Kim Little notched up her 50th cap for Scotland on Friday in some style.

The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder won't forget the milestone in a hurry, after she scored the opening goal in the Scotland women's squad's first win over England for more than 30 years.

Kim started playing with Mintlaw boys club when she was still at primary school, before moving on to Buchan Girls, and is now regarded as one of the brightest young stars in the game.

Kim said: "I started playing football with the boys because there weren't many girls playing at the time. I always enjoyed it but I never thought that I would end up playing for Scotland.

"We had a really good group at Buchan Girls and the north region squad and I was lucky enough to have a bit of talent so that was a bonus for me.

"It was difficult when I moved away from home to go to Hibs at 16, but it was something that I really wanted to do at the time and by then I was thinking that it would be a good move to go to a bigger club if I really wanted to keep playing."

Kim took her Scotland goals tally to 14 when she partnered Arsenal team mate Jennifer Beattie up front in the historic win over England at this year's Cyprus Women's Cup.

She said: "This is a cap I'll never forget, playing up front, scoring and beating England for the first time in so many years.

"It was great to play up front with Jenny, particularly because the combination worked so well. We played similar roles in a friendly against Poland last year, but it worked much better on Friday. It was good fun.

"We didn't realise quite how long it had been since Scotland had beaten England. When you think about it like that it makes it seem like an even bigger achievement.  They are a few years a head of us in terms of their development and we're just catching up, so it's exciting for us to prove that we can perform against them.

"None of the Arsenal girls played against us for England, but they congratulated us afterwards. It will definitely be good to go back to the club with the bragging rights for a change.

"Reaching 50 caps is a great achievement but it feels a bit surreal because I'm still only 20. There's still a lot more that I want to achieve in the game with both my club and country. With Scotland the next aim is to qualify for the Euros in Sweden in 2013, and we'll be aiming for a good start when things kick-off later this year.

"It feels as though we're on the right road when it comes to qualifying. We've all been feeling more confident that we can do it over the last year or so.

"Everyone is working hard individually and you can see that it's paying off. We're still at the pre-season stage just now and at this tournament we've performed as good as, if not better, than the teams we've come up against who are going to the World Cup in the summer."