Young Lions top Euro group
Monday, 31 October, 2011
Victory over Holland makes it three wins out of three in Sarajevo.
England U17s made it three wins out of three in their European Championship First Qualifying Round on Monday afternoon, as Devante Cole's first-half strike secured victory over Holland in Sarajevo.
The result means that John Peacock's side top their group and will be in the draw for the Elite Qualifying Round later this month amongst the seeded teams.
Both Holland and England had already qualified after both winning their first two fixtures against Latvia and host nation Bosnia-Herzegovina, so this game would decide which team could finish first and secure an important advantage for the draw.
And it was England who drew first blood with what proved to be the winner after 21 minutes of the game to ensure Peacock's side finished the Round with nine points.
They had to dig in at stages in the second half as the Dutch pursued an equaliser which would see them lead the group by virtue of goals scored, but England held firm for victory.
The draw for the Elite Qualifying Round, which is held in early Spring 2012, takes place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 28 November.