World Cup qualifier cameo for Archie, 11

McDonald's player escort Archie Jacobs with Joe Ledley.
McDonald's player escort Archie Jacobs with Joe Ledley.

A football-mad 11-year-old strode onto the pitch with Wales footballer Joe Ledley ahead of the national team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

Archie Jacobs, of Park Road, Tring, won the opportunity to join the players at Glasgow’s Hampden Park stadium after entering a player escort competition by fast food chain McDonald’s.

Tring School student Archie, who plays for the under-12s team at Tring Tornadoes, said: “It was really exciting in the tunnel before the match.

“Walking onto the pitch with the players was amazing.”

It was also a good day for Wales, who came from behind to beat Scotland 2-1 during the match on Friday.