Carroll Helps England Under-19 Beat Poland 2-0

Good news today from the England Under-19 squad in Minsk, who won their first game in the final qualifying round of the European Under-19 Championships by a 2-0 scoreline against Poland.


Andy Caroll – played full 90 minutes for England

This is formally called the elite round of the European Under-19 Championships, and the Under-19 side have to play all 3 qualifying games before the end of the month.

They got off to a great start today and it was two goals from West Ham United striker Freddie Sears that saw England U19s beat Poland 2-0 tonight.

In the first of three games for Brian Eastick’s team this week, Sears opened the scoring just before 30 minutes had gone on the clock, and the young England side had that precarious 1-0 lead at half time.


Freddie Sears of West Ham – scored both England’s goals

The win was finally secured just five minutes from time when Sears added his second goal from the penalty spot.

England are in action again on Wednesday morning when they face Serbia at the same venue.

Andy Carroll from Newcastle United played the whole game for the England side, for his 5th cap.

England: Button (Spurs), Obeng, Clark (c), Tomkins, Mattock, Sinclair, Cork, Gibbs, Moses, Sears, Carroll

Subs: Bertrand, Henry, Steele, Chandler, Walker, Welbeck, Pearce
The Full England Squad:

Player	           Club

Sone Aluko***      Birmingham City
Ryan Bertrand      Chelsea
David Button       Tottenham Hotspur
Andy Carroll       Newcastle United
Ciaran Clark       Aston Villa
Jack Cork          Chelsea
Kieran Gibbs       Arsenal
Daniel Gosling*    Everton
Joe Mattock        Leicester City
Victor Moses       Crystal Palace
Curtis Obeng       Manchester City
Krystian Pearce    Birmingham City
Fred Sears         West Ham United
Scott Sinclair     Chelsea
Jason Steele       Middlesbrough
Daniel Sturridge** Manchester City
James Tomkins      West Ham United
Daniel Welbeck     Manchester United

* Withdrawn injured - replaced by Josh Walker, Middlesbrough.
** Withdrawn - replaced by James Henry, Reading.
***Withdrawn injured - replaced by Jamie Chandler, Sunderland.

3 comments so far

  • Tom

    May 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #1

    erm wall virginity

  • Leo

    May 26, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    freddie sears looks a real prospect for west ham, shame we couldnt nick him off them because he is a hammer all through.

    someone mentioned we were interested in sone aluko a while back, how did he play?

  • Andy1

    May 26, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Aluko didn’t play. The squad list shows he was withdrawn. Don’t know how good he is really. Only seen him once. vs Bayern Munich and he was immense on the left wing.


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