NAGS U16 Boys Matches against Scotland

Saturday 26 June 2010


Tom Morris - 24 65 (F, F)
Sam French - 51 70 (PC, PC)
Arjan Drayton-Chana - 33 (F)
James Gall - 36 (F)
Rob Farrington - 39 (F)
Tom Groombridge - 47 (F)
Albert Thornton - 60 (F)

ENGLAND Under-16 boys made an emphatic start to their two-match series
against Scotland on Saturday, walloping their hosts 9-0 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire.

A strong team performance gave several reasons to be positive for the England team, with seven players sharing the nine goals, which came from across the pitch.

Cannock youngster Tom Morris opened their account with a goal from open play on 24 minutes, and England doubled their lead just before half time with Morris’s team-mate at Cannock Arjan Drayton-Chana scoring on 33 minutes, again from free play.

Old Georgians’ James Gall secured a third goal a minute after play resumed, and Rob Farrington made it 4-0, the Bromley and Beckenham ace netting from open play on 39 minutes.

The fifth came on 47 minutes from Cirencester’s Tom Groombridge, and Ben
Rhydding’s Sam French added another from a penalty corner on 51 minutes to put England six-nil ahead.

Bournemouth star Albert Thornton scored on 60 minutes, and in the final ten
minutes Morris and French both scored their second goals, on 65 and 70 minutes, to complete a comfortable victory.

“The boys dominated the game throughout,” said team manager Dieter Hill. “In fact in the second half I think they could’ve done more to attack and put away their chances. But it’s good to see a spread of goals across the team. 

“We’ve got Germany in ten days, so we’re focusing on that and we’ve still got work to do before that. There were patches in either half where Scotland had possession that we shouldn’t have let them have, so we have some things to iron out.”

Sunday 27 June 2010


Tom Morris - 3 18 62 (F, F, F)
Luke Taylor - 5 (PC)
Sam French - 25 (PC)
Joe Sharp - 26 (F)
Ted Bennett - 41, 67 (PC, F)
Arjan Drayton-Chana - 61 (F)
Huw Barrett - 70 (PC)

AFTER dishing out a 9-0 drubbing to Scotland on Saturday, England Under-16
boys went one better on Sunday, beating their Scotland counterparts 10-0 in the 
last of their two-match test series at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
A hat-trick from Cannock’s Tom Morris was the highlight of a match where England 
battled well and showed great character to remain focused on their play right to the 

“The intensity was solid throughout,” said team manager Dieter Hill. “We continued 
to create chances and put into practice the points that had been raised after 

“Their attitude was second to none. After winning 9-0 the day before they could’ve 
sat back, but their concentration was of the top order.”

Morris opened the scoring after three minutes, and the second followed on five
minutes with East Grinstead’s Luke Taylor scoring from a short corner. 
Morris added his second on 18 minutes - again from open play - and England were 
5-0 ahead at half time following a 25th minute corner from Sam French and a 26th 
minute goal from open play from Joe Sharp.

The goals continued to flow after the break, with Ted Bennett scoring from a corner 
on 41 minutes, and after Arjan Drayton-Chana had added another on 61 minutes, 
Morris completed his hat-trick.

Morris beat three Scotland players as he dashed down the right, and cut into the D 
before smashing the ball into the top right corner for a brilliant solo effort. 

However, England were not done yet and Bennett added his second on 67 minutes 
before Chester’s Huw Barrett added his name to the scoresheet with a 70th minute 
penalty corner.

Name  Club  MATCH 1 MATCH 2 James Albery  Old Loughtonians  Sub  Sub Jack Balsdon  Canterbury  Start  DNP Huw Barrett  Chester  Start  Start Ted Bennett  Oxford Hawks  Start  Start Gurmukh Bhamra  Eastcote  Sub  Sub Sam Brooks (GK)  Lewes  Start  Sub George Cairns  Havant  DNP  Start Arjan Drayton-Chana  Cannock  Sub  Sub Rob Farrington  Bromley & Beckenham  Sub  Start Daniel Faulkner Havant  Start  Start Sam French  Ben Rhydding  Start  Sub James Gall  Old Georgians  Start  Start Jonty Griffiths  East Grinstead  Sub  Sub Tom Groombridge  Cirencester  Start  Start Hamish Hall (GK)  Aldershot & Farnham  Sub  Start Sam Hatherley  Havant  DNP  Sub Tom Morris  Cannock  Sub  Start Joe Sharp  Belper  Start  Start Noah Sharples  Wycombe  Sub Sub David Swarbrick  Harrogate  DNP  DNP Luke Taylor  East Grinstead  Start  Start Albert Thornton  Bournemouth  Start  DNP