Six appeal for U19s
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
Noel Blake's England U19s got their season off to a good start with victory over Estonia
England U19s got their season off to a winning start in fine style on Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Estonia in Tallinn.
Noel Blake’s side are preparing for the First Qualifying Round of the Euros in October and put in a good performance at the Kadriorg Stadium, scoring three goals in each half.
The game was initially scheduled for the Maarjamäe Stadium in Tallinn, but problems with the pitch meant the venue was altered to the Kadriorg Stadium.
But it didn’t have too much of a bearing on the performance, as the Young Lions took the lead after 12 minutes through James Wilson of Manchester United.
Liverpool forward winger Jordon Ibe doubled the lead after 30 minutes, as England took control before James Wilson added a third goal five minutes before the break.
The second half saw Blake utilise his squad, with three substitutions made at the break and more before the hour mark.
And it took debutant Carlton Morris less than 20 minutes to make his mark after coming on for the second half, with the Norwich City midfielder scoring England’s fourth just after the hour mark.
It then was left to Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker, on for his Stamford Bridge team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, to finish the scoring with a late brace as he netted in the 88th and 91st minutes.
The result will now give Blake plenty of food for thought with October’s qualifiers in Slovenia coming sharply into focus.
England U19s: 1 Mitchell Beeney (13 Luke Coddington, 46), 2 Calum Chambers (c ) (12 Josh Aina, 46), 3 Harry Toffolo (16 Jake Cooper, 58), 4 Ben Pearson, 5 Leo Chambers, 6 Isaac Hayden, 7 Jordon Ibe, 8 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (18 Lewis Baker, 58), 9 James Wilson (15 Chuba Akpom, 54), 10 Adam Campbel (17 Carlton Morris 46), 11 Josh Murphy (14 Paul Digby, 58).