Joseph Gelhardt scored twice to help England U17s defeat Russia in their second match of a mini-tournament being hosted on home turf.
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Haydon Roberts broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark, converting Ben Knight’s corner at the second attempt.
And the Young Lions were home and hosed by half time thanks to Gelhardt’s brace.
- International Youth Tournament
- Sunday 14 October
- at Shrewsbury Town FC
He completed the scoring in added time, producing a brilliant turn and pinpoint finish.
It gave Steve Cooper’s side their second win in three days, following the 3-1 victory over USA on Friday.
England’s final tournament match is against Brazil at AFC Telford United’s New Bucks Head Stadium on Tuesday 16 October (7pm).
England: 13 James Trafford (Manchester City), 2 Valentino Livramento (Chelsea), 3 Haydon Roberts (Brighton & Hove Albion), 12 Ben Knight (Manchester City), 14 Joseph Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic), 15 Joseph Hodge (Manchester City), 16 Jensen Weir (Wigan Athletic), 17 Nathan Wood-Gordon (capt; Middlesbrough), 18 Armstrong Oko-Flex (Celtic), 19 Dennis Cirkin (Tottenham Hotspur), 20 Harvey Elliott (Fulham)
Substitutes: 8 Yunus Musah for Livramento 46, 10 Fabio Carvalho for Knight 46, 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis for Cirkin 60, 9 Sam Greenwood for Geldhardt 70, 7 Alexander Mighten for Elliott 70, 11 Morgan Rogers for Oko-Flex 80.
Substitutes not used: 1 Louie Moulden (Manchester City), 4 Miguel Azeez (Arsenal), 6 Teden Mengi (Manchester United), 22 Serine Sanneh (West Ham United)
Head coach: Steve Cooper
Goals: Roberts 30, Gelhardt 43, 45+2