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Joseph Gelhardt hits brace as England U17s beat Russia in Shrewsbury

Sunday 14 Oct 2018
Joseph Gelhardt (left) celebrates with Ben Knight

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.

England U17s 3-0 Russia
  • International Youth Tournament
  • Sunday 14 October
  • at Shrewsbury Town FC
The Wigan Athletic forward doubled the lead on 43 minutes when he drilled home from the edge of the box.

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

Attendance: 1,472

By Callum Davies in Shrewsbury