U18 Carnegie Centenary Shield: England 3-0 Wales
Friday 06 March 2009By ESFA Office
Action from Boston last night
England U18 Schoolboys' Carnegie Centenary Shield campaign got off to a flying start last night as they eased to a 3-0 victory against Wales at the Staffsmart Stadium, home to Boston United Football Club.
1,940 spectators saw two clinical strikes from Danny Watson put England 2-0 up at the interval with centre half, James Libby, to seal the victory in the 85th minute with a header from a corner.
John Blackwell, the Boston United Club Secretary, told bufc.co.uk, “It was a tremendous night for Boston United and youth football in general. Everything went well and it was great to see such a big crowd supporting the two countries.
“A massive amount of work has gone in from staff at the football club, the ESFA and Lincolnshire Schools' FA and we were rewarded with a superb night of football.
“It is a great honour for Boston United and the town of Boston as a whole to be awarded a Schoolboy International and I think we demonstrated that we were worthy hosts for such a prestigious fixture.”
The young lions’ comprehensive performance put England level on three points with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at the top of the group, with one game apiece played so far.
England: Pass (sub Norris 89); Clayton (sub Tasker 46), Carter, Libby, Chapman (sub Whitehead 43); Wheeler, Baptista, Johnson (sub Villiers 58), Norwood; Watson, Morgan (sub Knight 58).
Wales: T.Morgan, Manship, Colbourne, B.Evans, Cronshaw (sub Price 51), K.Morgan (sub Faciutu 71), Prosser, Armitage, Logan, John (sub R.Evans 86), Pritchard. Subs not used: Hayes, Brown, Whatley, Shanahan.
England’s next match will be at home to Northern Ireland on Friday 27 March at Macclesfield Town FC, kick-off 7.00 pm. To purchase tickets call 01625 264686 (Macclesfield Town FC) or 01260 252076 (Cheshire County Schools’ FA). Prices are £5 adults and £2 concessions.
For more information got to www.esfa.co.uk/international
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