Trott & England U20 Win Against Netherlands

September 1, 2017

Bermudian goalkeeper Nathan Trott enjoyed a strong performance for the England Under-20 team, as he helped his club earn a 3-0 victory over the Netherlands yesterday [Aug 31].

A TheFA story said, “England’s U20s travelled the short distance from St. George’s Park to New Bucks Head Stadium in Telford on Thursday evening for their first game of the season against the Netherlands.

“Manchester City’s Demeaco Duhaney and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, who is currently on loan at FC Twente, controlled much of England’s play down the right in the first half with some fantastic combinations but it was the Netherlands who continued to threaten breaking the deadlock.

“Grot found himself free in the box after a slight lapse in concentration from England but couldn’t get a shot away and Nathan Trott was able to gather once more.”

“After noticing his side’s success down the right hand side, Benfica’s Chris Willock switched from the left and played in Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur who was then abruptly brought down on the edge of the box in a promising position.

“Edwards picked himself up to take the free-kick and curled a stunning left-footed strike past the outstretched arms of the Netherlands goalkeeper Nihuis in the 27th minute.

“Some impressive play down the left hand side then found Stephy Mavididi bearing down on goal but his cross couldn’t find Wiillock at the back post and England went leading 1-0 at half time.

“England were able to dominate possession from this point on, with Willock having two opportunities on goal that Nijhuis was equal to and Mavididi also going close. The Young Lions pressure eventually paid off when Mavididi once again found himself in front of goal and chipped a delightful shot over Nihuis in the 70th minute.

“And less than five minutes later, Downing’s side added to their lead after Darnell Johnson found the ball at his feet following an indirect England free-kick. The Leicester defender made no mistake and fired the ball into the Dutch net.

“Downing’s side will now be on their travels with confidence, as they head to Switzerland for their second game of the week on Monday.”

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