Late show downs Finns
Tuesday, 07 August, 2012
A late brace from sub Bradley Fewster helps England to 4-2 win over Finland.
England U17s made it two wins from two games in the 2012 Nordic Tournament on Tuesday, as a late double from substitute Bradley Fewster saw the Young Lions collect a 4-2 victory over Finland.
The Middlesbrough starlet, who also scored in Monday's win over Faroe Islands, took his tournament tally to three goals after being introduced by Kenny Swain in the second half with the game tightly poised at 2-2.
Finland had deserved to be level too, after putting in a spirited second-half performance to claw themselves into the lead after Danny O'Brien had given England an early lead with his second goal of the competition.
Whilst the Young Lions again played good possession football and showed a patient approach, they couldn't build on their early lead and the Finns levelled things up 15 minutes later when Alex Lehtinen tucked home a rebound shot from close range following a save by 'keeper Callum Burton.
Substitute Onuray Kose then put Finland in front from the penalty spot 15 minutes into the second half as England looked rocked by their opponents' resurgence.
But Arsenal forward Christopher Regis brought the game back level on the hour mark with his first goal in an England shirt, to leave the match nicely set-up for the last 20 minutes.
Finland were still pressing for a winner themselves, but Fewster's introduction gave England that extra cutting edge on the break and he put Swain's team back in front with just eight minutes remaining.
If that was harsh on Finland, Fewster made it even worse in the final minute as a swift counter-attack from England saw Isiah Brown's cross knocked back by Regis for Fewster to apply the finishing touch in the 79th minute.
England will play their third game of the Nordic Tournament on Thursday afternoon (2pm), when Norway are the opponents.