England Under-16 Boys overcome Ireland challenge

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England (1) 3
Harry Bennett – 7 (FG)
Ben Stevenson - 45 (PC)
Imre Gerrits – 67 (FG)

Ireland (1) 1
Peter Lynch – 35 (FG)

England Under-16 Boys rounded off their Six Nations Tournament in Breda, The Netherlands, by beating rivals Ireland 3-1 on Friday afternoon.

Goals from Wycombe’s Harry Bennett, Ben Stevenson of Taunton Vale and Marlow ace Imre Gerrits proved enough for a well-deserved victory.

Their performances have got stronger as the week in the Netherlands has progressed, and Head Coach Jerome Goudie was please his his side’s work ethic and learning curve.

“The lads all played better than they have done so far this week,” he said. “It’s pleasing to score some open play goals by sticking to the game plan. This win is just reward for the effort the group have put in, not just this week but across the programme and I thank them for their efforts.”

Bennett opened the scoring after seven minutes with a deflection into the side netting after good early pressure led to a break down the left.

Ireland pulled level right on the stroke of half time when Peter Lynch scored after a goalmouth melee.

But ten minutes into the second half England were back in front with Stevenson scoring at a penalty corner after dribbling round a couple of onrushing defenders before blasting the ball high into the net.

Finally, the third goal came from a deflection by Gerrits on 67 minutes after the Irish had pushed too many men forward. The counter-attack led to a reverse stick cross which Gerrits calmly deflected in.

 

Date/time

Fixture

Result

 

Saturday 18 July 2015

 

11:15

Belgium

Spain

3-2

 

13:00

Netherlands

Ireland

4-2

 

13:15

Germany

England

4-0

 

Sunday 19 July 2015

11:00

Ireland

Germany

0-2

 

11:15

England

Belgium

1-5

 

13:15

Spain

Netherlands

1-0

 

 Tuesday, 21 July 2015

11:15

Belgium

Germany

3-3

 

13:15

Netherlands

England

0-5

 

15:15

Spain

Ireland

5-1

 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 

11:15

Belgium

Ireland

5-1

 

13:15

England

Spain

1-2

 

15:15

Germany

Netherlands

2-3

 

Friday, July 24 2015

 

11:00

Spain

Germany

3-2

 

11:15

Ireland

England

1-3

 

13:00

Netherlands

Belgium

1-2

 

 

 

England U16 Boys Squad

 

No

Name

Club

11

Henry

Baugniet

Bournemouth

18

Harry

Bennett

Wycombe

7

Tomek

Bruml

Havant

14

Imre

Gerrits

Marlow

13

Harry

Gough

Surbiton

5

Will

Hewer

Cheltenham

12

William

Hopkins

Old Loughtonians

19

Liam

Kennerley

Bowdon

6

Tim

Nurse

Bournemouth

1

Oliver

Payne (GK)

Uni of Exeter

21

Matthew

Ramshaw

Ben Rhydding

16

Ben

Stevenson

Taunton Vale

2

Matthew

Upchurch (GK)

St Francis

15

Jack

Valentine

Canterbury

4

Zach

Wallace

Surbiton

9

Lucas

Ward

Sheffield Hallam

10

Daniel

West

Doncaster

3

Gareth

Griffiths

Beeston