More good than Brad for Fewster after draw in Germany

Tuesday 09 Sep 2014
Bradley Fewster rues his penalty miss against Germany
England Under-19s striker Bradley Fewster admits that history may have conspired against him with his penalty miss but he says it was still a dream come true to score against Germany.

The Middlesbrough striker opened the scoring for the Young Lions in Oberhausen on Monday evening but saw a second-half penalty, which he had bravely earned, well saved by Marius Funk with the score deadlocked at 1-1.

Germany 1-1 England

U19 International match
Stadion Niederrhein
Oberhausen, Germany
Monday 8 September 2014


And the impressive forward says the night will live long in his memory.

“When I found out I was involved in this one I was buzzing because I just didn’t expect it,” Fewster told

“To get 90 minutes again against them was a dream come true really because it’s Germany, they are the team you want to play against.

“It was good to score but then it turns upside down when I miss the penalty.

“I wanted to score even more because Englishmen obviously have a history with penalties against the Germans but history seems to have worked against us again.”

Fewster was praised by head coach John Peacock in his post-match press conference for his tireless running throughout the match.

Bradley Fewster celebrates

Bradley Fewster celebrates his first-half strike


It was that endeavour which lead to England’s opening goal and the Boro-born forward admits persistence was most definitely the key.

“In the first 20 minutes there were a few times when the ball just over ran or was intercepted but I always felt that, if we pressed them high, they would make a mistake,” he said.

“Then Dele [Alli] pressed them and when he won the ball I was in between the two centre-halves, he slotted it through and I put it in.”

Sean O’Driscoll was in the England dugout on Monday night and will take charge of the England U19s for their fixtures in October.

And Fewster – who scored a hat-trick for England U18s against Belgium last year – hopes he has done enough to be a part of the former Doncaster boss’ first squad.

“I just hope I get selected for the tournaments coming up and I feel there are goals in me so,” he said.

“Given the chance then I’m confident I’ll be able to score more.”

By Chris Hall Digital Content Officer In Oberhausen, Germany