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Stephen Walker's treble helps Young Lions to big win ahead of next month's Euro trip

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
England U19s and Middlesbrough man Stephen Walker celebrates his goal against Macedonia

England U19s made it two wins from two games in October, with a convincing 6-2 victory over Macedonia at St. George’s Park.

The Young Lions are preparing for next month’s Euro qualifiers in Turkey and after an impressive 4-1 win in Portugal last Thursday, it was back to base camp for their final warm-up game.

And Keith Downing’s side certainly found their range, as first-half goals captain Callum Hudson-Odoi and a double from Stephen Walker set the Young Lions on their way.

Nya Kirby slots home England's fourth goal at St. George's Park

Macedonia pulled a goal back before the break, but England found their feet again after the restart as Nya Kirby made it 4-1 with a shot from the edge of the area before Walker completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

The final strike came from Tariq Lamptey, whose left-footer in the last minute meant Downing’s side signed off in style and the Chelsea man registered his first goal for England.

They will now be focused on November, when they head east for games against Turkey, Moldova and Iceland in the first qualifying round of the Euros.

England U19s striker Stephen Walker with the match ball after his hat-trick against Macedonia

England U19s: 1 Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), 2 Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), 3 Jake Vokins (Southampton), 4 Rekeem Harper (West Bromwich Albion), 5 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Nathan Ferguson (West Bromwich Albion), 7 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City), 8 Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), 9 Stephen Walker (Middlesbrough), 10 Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal), 11 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) (C).

Substitutes: 16 Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) for Smith-Rowe 26, 12 Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) for Harper 63, 15 Danny Loader (Reading) for Walker 78, 19 Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) for Poveda-Ocampo 78

Substitutes not used: 13 Josef Bursik (Hednesford Town, loan from Stoke City), 14 Max Aarons (Norwich City), 17 Jonathan Panzo (AS Monaco), 18 Marc Guehi (Chelsea)

Head coach: Keith Downing

Goals: Callum Hudson-Odoi 16, Stephen Walker 32, 38, 77 (p), Nya Kirby 57, Tariq Lamptey 89

The line-up ahead of their game with Macedonia

By FA Staff