Kilbirnie's Jo Love joined a select group of Scotland players yesterday when she picked up her 100th cap in the 1-0 defeat to Cyprus Women's Cup holders Canada - the same country she faced when she won her first cap in 2002.
The 25-year-old Glasgow City midfielder started her career playing under-13s for Largs Girls and has now become the fourth Scottish woman to hit 100 caps, alongside another Ayrshire success story, Arsenal striker Julie Fleeting (117), goalkeeper and current Scotland captain Gemma Fay (124), and Scotland's most capped player Pauline Hamill (141).
Jo said: "When I first started playing I didn't imagine that I would pick up 100 caps in my whole career. Not many other players have reached 100 caps so obviously it's a great honour and privilege to be at this stage at all, let alone at the age of 25.
"I had great experiences with my local teams, playing under-13s and 16s for Largs Girls and then moving on to Kilmarnock Ladies when I was 15. I was surrounded by a great group of people and those experience made me want to keep on playing. Every game you play, no matter the level or age group, adds to your awareness and skill and makes you the player that you are.
"It didn't go our way against Canada yesterday, but they are one of the big names in women's football and we matched them for most of the game - even outplayed them at times in the first half - so we'll take the positives into our next game against England.
"When you're up against teams like Canada and England who are heading to the World Cup in the summer it makes you more determined to achieve the same things. I've played in 100 games for Scotland now and I've still not been to a major finals. That's something that I'm desperate to achieve and I'm confident that we'll get there soon."
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