Scotland Under-19s rounded off the qualifying round in style this afternoon as they defeated Serbia 2-1.

The result means Billy Stark’s side finish top of the group and qualify for the Elite Round which will take place in March.

Scotland began their campaign with a battling goalless draw against hosts Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Andorra were the next opposition on Saturday and Rory Wilson gave the young Scots a 1-0 lead at the break, sliding in at the back post to meet Mitchel Frame’s low cross.

Marcel Carrau brought the scorers level just after half-time but Scotland restored their lead on the hour mark through Malachi Sharpe. Defender Louis Jackson then made the scoreline comfortable as he scored with 15 minutes left on the clock to make it 3-1.

Serbia were the final opposition this afternoon and Scotland had to weather an early storm but the young players defended resolutely. And Stark’s side were rewarded for their solid defending as they took the lead shortly before half-time.

Charlie McArthur released Wilson down the right hand side and the striker cut inside before letting fly with him left foot. The shot was blocked but it fell invitingly for Magnus Mackenzie who curled home a beautiful first-time, right footed effort into the far corner.

Serbia again threatened in the second half, missing a couple of chances and hitting the crossbar, but Scotland also looked a threat on the break and they eventually grabbed a second as the clock ticked past 80 minutes. Sharpe got his second of the tournament as he met a flick on to bundle in with his left foot at the far post.

Jovan Milosevic converted a penalty deep into added time but there was no time for them to threaten another as Scotland secured a 2-1 win.

The victory leaves them on seven points and secures top spot ahead of Serbia who finished in second place.

Scotland will now compete in the Elite Round in March, with the side who tops each group advancing to the eight team finals next summer.