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Europe, Under 16s

England Retain Victory Shield

England have retained their tenth successive Victory Shield thanks to a win over Scotland.

The Young Lions recorded a 2-1 victory over their northern counterparts to secure the victory.

Going into the game, it seemed close between the two sides. England could only lift the shield with a win whilst Scotland would win the tournament if they avoided defeat.

2252 people watched the game at Morecambe’s new The Globe Arena and were almost treated to an early goal as Joe Rothwell nearly converted Luke Shaw’s cross but was denied by Scotland goalkeeper Ryan Crump.

However, one minute later, England made Scotland pay as Liverpool’s David Moli put the Young Lions in front slotting a nice ball into the bottom right hand corner.

England dominated the first half and doubled their lead when Ryan Innis towered above the Scotland defence to head past Crump. The Crystal Palace youngster scored his first ever England goal.

Scotland made a tense final ten minutes. Jack Kirwan scored a scrappy goal to give Scotland hope of a comeback.

However, England remained strong to see off Scotland and lift their tenth successive Victory Shield which sparked wild celebrations from the schoolboys.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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