Super sub Darren Mitchell came off the bench to score a stunning hat-trick as England beat France 9-0.
England 9-0 France
Amputee World Championships
Friday 16 November 2007
Super sub Darren Mitchell came off the bench to score a stunning hat-trick during England's 9-0 win over France.
In a game which contrasted sharply to the narrow win over Liberia, where England struggled in front of goal, the Three Lions readjusted the radar to thrash France.
Micky Chambers was England's hero 24 hours earlier and the on-form striker handed England a perfect start on Friday, netting an early brace to put England 2-0 up within eight minutes.
With confidence high and the team playing good football, Steve Johnson and a Dave Tweed penalty doubled England's advantage before the interval.
It was left to Mitchell to steal the show. Making his World Championship debut along with Ray Westbrook, Mitchell added fresh impetus to the England side in the second half.
But it was his goals which caught the eye, all three of them applauded by his proud parents who were watching from the stands.
A rasping drive from Lee Wolfenden and an own goal completed the scoring.
England's next game is against Brazil on Sunday.