THERE was heartbreak for Gourock’s Greg Taylor after Scotland Under-21s were beaten 3-1 by England in the semi-final of the Toulon Tournament.

Scot Gemmill’s side led 1-0 at half-time after a brilliant individual goal by Mikey Johnston gave the underdogs the advantage in the South of France.

The 19-year-old striker dribbled past two England players before surging clear of Jonjoe Kenny and clipping a left-foot shot past England goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

Despite left-back Taylor’s best efforts, England bounced back, equalising via Callum Connolly just a minute after the break.

From being 1-0 up Scotland were suddenly 2-1 down five minutes later, when Nketiah got the better of Anthony Ralston, turning inside and firing beyond goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie.

Scotland have never reached the final in this competition, and England ensured they wouldn’t make it this time on 69 minutes, when Nketiah pounced after some poor play.

Kilmarnock defender Taylor, who has played over 50 games for club and country this season, has been enjoying life under Steve Clarke this season, as he helped Killie finish in fifth in the Premiership.

He also signed a three-year contract back in April, securing his future at Rugby Park until 2021.

Now he will be hoping to end his season on a high when Scotland take on Turkey in a third place play-off on Saturday.