Young Lions start well
Sunday, 21 October, 2012
England U17s kick off with a win over Euro qualifying group hosts Estonia
George Green and Reise Allassani grabbed the goals to get England off to a winning start in their UEFA U17 Championship First Round qualifying group.
John Peacock's Young Lions are in Estonia this week for three matches, and beat their mini-tournament hosts 2-0 in Tallinn on Sunday.
It was goalless at half-time, but England came out hungry in the second period and were in front through Everton youngster Green on 56 minutes.
Crystal Palace forward Allassani, who'd replaced Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair earlier in the half, netted the second to clinch the three points.
England now face Wales, who lost 4-0 to Northern Ireland in the group's other game, on Tuesday before wrapping up the qualifying fixtures on Friday against the Irish.
The top two teams in the group go through to the Elite Round of qualifying with the ultimate aim of earning a place in the Finals in Slovakia next May.
13 F Woodman, 2 J Aina, 6 B Morris (c), 12 C Ogilvie, 3 A Smithbrown, 4 K Bryan, 7 A Kiwomya (11 A Gilliead, 68), 8 R Loftus-Cheek (10 C Colkett, 60), 18 R Brown, 17 G Green, 9 J Sinclair (16 R Allassani, 50)
Subs not used 1 C Burton, 5 C Jones, 14 O Ojo, 15 P Keithley