Harry hits the mark
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Harry Kane's second-half goal secures Elite Round victory over Montenegro.
England U19s got their European U19 Championship Elite Qualifying Round fixtures off to a winning start on Tuesday evening, as Harry Kane's goal proved enough to see off the challenge of Montenegro.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward, who spent time on loan with Leyton Orient last season, notched what proved to be the winner in the 51st minute of the game when he latched onto a tidy through ball from Thomas Ince before placing a first-time shot past 'keeper Damir Ljuljanovic.
Noel Blake's side were unfortunate not to have added to their tally too, as they found Ljuljanovic in sparkling form throughout the game. He denied Kane a second goal shortly after the first strike and made a number of stops to keep midfielder George Thorne off the scoresheet.
The other match in the group ended in a 2-1 win for Spain over host nation Switzerland, leaving England in second place by virtue of goals scored.
Only one team from the group will progress to the European Championship Finals in Romania, so the battle for top spot will continue on Thursday afternoon when the Young Lions face Switzerland in Nyon.