Nile Ranger scored his 6th goal for the England U19 side last night as they defeated Russia 2-1.
Nile Ranger – 6th goal tonight for England U19 side
Noel Blake was in charge of the team for his first game as Head Coach, but ti didn’t get off to a good start.
It was Russia who took the lead after only 8 minutes, when from a Nika Piliev cross, Irakliy Logua was there at the far post to hit home past goalkeeper Declan Rudd.
Newcastle striker Ranger then had the ball in the net in the 39th minute, but Delfouneso was said to have carried the ball out of play as he set the goal up down the left wing.
But then in the second half it was Ranger, who scored the all important goal for England to put them on level terms.
Nile got the ball just inside the penalty box and then beautifully hit the ball into the bottom corner on 54 minutes.
Ranger then made way for his Newcastle team mate Ryan Donaldson on the hour mark, for Ryan to make his debut at the U19 level.
England’s winner came through Reece Brown, younger brother of Man Utd’s Wes, when he smashed the ball through bodies form all of yards on 65 minutes.
Russia attacked more after they went behind, but the England defense was up to everything they could throw at them.
Ranger and Donaldson now return to Newcastle, to join in preparations for this weekend’s important trip to Cardiff City, and we expect Nile Ranger to start that game, and maybe get his first ever senior goal for the Tyneside club.
This boy certainly looks the part.