THE Swansway Chester Stadium is proud to host an England International fixture on Wednesday as England U19s play Turkey U19s (Kick-Off 19:00).
Home to Conference Premier side, Chester FC, the Swansway is expecting to have a bumper crowd for the game, with over 4,500 tickets already been acquired by fans and FA partners alike.
This is the first time an International game has taken place at the club since their reformation back in 2010.
The occasion will be Noel Blake’s first match in 2014 and will kick-start a series of fixtures, before England host the Elite Round of the UEFA U19 European Championship qualifying section in May.
Aidy Boothroyd will also be overseeing the game after joining up with the England U21 coaching staff at the end of last week.
Quays News Match Prediction: England 2-1 Turkey.
With a talented squad at his disposal, Noel Blake has a lot of experience within a team full of youngsters. Players such as Calum Chambers and Sam Gallagher have already made their senior debuts within the Southampton side this season which will add even more professionalism amongst their ranks.
Mitchell Beeney (Chelsea), Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Calum Chambers (Southampton), Shay Facey (Manchester City), Ola Aina (Chelsea), Matt Targett (Southampton), Isaac Hayden (Arsenal), Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur), Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Arsenal)
Alex Mowatt (Leeds United), John Swift (Chelsea), Lewis Baker (Chelsea), Jordon Ibe (Birmingham City, on loan from Liverpool), Harrison Reed (Southampton), Paul Digby (Barnsley)
Josh Murphy (Norwich City), Sam Gallagher (Southampton), Callum Robinson (Aston Villa)
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England U19 win with impressive display against Turkey U19
ENGLAND’S Young Lions played out a 3-0 win on Wednesday night after they beat Turkey U19’s at the Swansway Chester Stadium.
Goals from Devante Cole, Lewis Baker and Callum Robinson sealed the win for Noel Blake’s side. Cole opened the scoring with a strong right footed shot just inside the area after Isaac Hayden chipped a delightful through ball into his path. Baker then doubled the lead after the break with a penalty, after Southampton striker Sam Gallagher was brought down in the box. The game was then won moments later when substitute, Callum Robinson, hit the ball following a goalmouth scramble which found its way into the back of the Turkish net.
England started the brighter of the two sides and came close to taking the lead early on when Josh Murphy ran brilliantly down the left hand flank to charge into the box. Turkey defended well and stopped the Norwich City youngster in his tracks to guide the ball out for a goal kick.
After relentless attacking, Turkey turned the tables and began a counter attack for themselves. Taylan Antalyali ran and struck an audacious shot from 25-yards, but he blazed it over the bar.
Just before half time, England’s midfield combined well with neat one touch passing being exhibited. John Swift picked up the ball and sent a goal bound shot towards Ibrahim Demir but missed narrowly.
After the break, Turkey upped their game as Hasan Ayaroglu done a clever piece of play and dinked the ball over Ola Aina to create a breakaway. England were resilient however and the defence coped well to clear their lines.
The game then become an end to end encounter with both teams cancelling each other out in the final third.
Speaking after the game, England manager, Noel Blake said: “I am fairly confident that we can compete well in the summer [UEFA U19 European Championship] and it’s my firm belief that we have a lot of very good young players in the country.
Quays News Man of the Match: Josh Murphy.
The young Canaries man performed very well both up front and in defence. He was the main thrust behind a competent England performance and looks to have a bright future ahead of him both for club and country.
England: 1 Mitchell Beeney (Chelsea), 5 Ola Aina (Chelsea), 2 Calum Chambers (C) (Southampton), 6 Shay Facey (Manchester City), 3 Matthew Targett (Southampton), 4 Isaac Hayden (Arsenal), 7 John Swift (Chelsea), 8 Lewis Baker (Chelsea), 11 Josh Murphy (Norwich City), 9 Sam Gallagher (Southampton), 10 Devante Cole (Manchester City).
Substitutes: 12 Harrison Reed (Southampton) 14 Callum Robinson (Aston Villa), 15 Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur), 16 Alex Mowatt (Leeds United), 17 Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Arsenal), 18 Paul Digby (Barnsley), 13 Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion).
Bookings: Robinson, Baker
Turkey: 12 Ibrahim Demir, 11 Emre Tasdemir, 5 Fethi Ozer, 4 Ertugrul Ersoy, 2 Ozan Tufan, 6 Taylan Antalyali, 13 Dogan Erdogan, 10 Recep Niyaz (C), 7 Sevki Cinar, 9 Mustafa Batuhan Altinbas.
Substitutes: 14 Hasan Ayaroglu, 18 Muhammed Ali Dogan, 16 Atabey Cicek, 1 Gokhan Akkan, 3 Batuhan Isciler, 8 Oguzhan Kayer, , 17 Furkan Emre Unver.
Bookings: Erdogan, Niyaz.
Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistants: Tony Peart and Steve Copeland
Fourth Official: Jonathan Hunt
By Steven Peach at the Swansway Chester Stadium