ENGLAND C NEWS - GARNER STARS
Garner captain for 2nd half against East of Scotland and gets 8 rating, but doesn't play against Ireland.
No sign of Louis Briscoe in the squad.
22 May 2010
East of Scotland 0-1 England C
Scott Garner came on as a half-time substitute for Cambridge defender Brian Saah yesterday for an FA Representative XI (England C) as they won 1-0 away at East of Scotland. Rushden and Diamonds midfielder Max Porter scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute. Garner got a rating of 8 in The Non-League paper.
Grahame Rowley has kindly sent some a brief report on the England C game against the East of Scotland last weekend, in which Alty's Shaun Densmore played.
East of Scotland 0 England C 1
"A tightly contested game on a swelteringly hot afternoon saw England C go into their game against Ireland on Wednesday with a narrow 1-0 win behind them. In truth, the East of Scotland side had the better chances and were unlucky to lose the game to a 90th minute deflected shot from Max Porter (Rushden & Diamonds).
The starting line up was:-
Josh Mimms – competent display. Dominated box.
Curtis Obeng – Very fast on the overlap – caused the Scotland defence a few problems.
Sean Newton – Worked hard down the left . Nothing fancy.
Brian Saah – Solid display at the back.
Steven Gregory – Sprayed ball around from just in front of back four.
Kyle McFadzean (Capt) – Had the first real shot on goal after 38 minutes.
Amari Morgan-Smith – Very tricky winger who had the beating of his man.
Andrew Fleming – Improved as the game progressed especially when further forward.
Alex Rodman – Tried hard but first touch could be improved.
Sam Deering – My Man of the Match – never stopped running.
Ryan Hall – Average performance, tried very hard.
In the second half:-
Scott Garner replaced Brian Saah – Took over as captain with a very solid display
Rossi Jarvis replaced Steven Gregory – Not as competent as Gregory in this role
Shaun Densmore replaced Curtis Obeng – Biased view but played well & cleared shot off line.
Matthew Barnes-Homer replaced Rodman – Worked hard but well contained by centre backs
Max Porter replaced Amari Morgan-Smith – Good shot for goal
Dale Roberts replaced Josh Mimms - didn't like being crowded out at corners
Tom Cadmore replaced Kyle McFadzean – Strong at the back".
26 May 2010
Ireland 1-2 England C
England C beat Ireland 2-1 last night. Andy Fleming and Max Porter were the scorers. Before the match, the FA reported that "Two players from outside the Conference top flight make the starting line-up. Alfreton's Kyle McFadzean retains the captain's armband after an impressive performance last Saturday in Edinburgh and he is joined by Ilkeston Town's Amari Morgan-Smith, a late call-up to the squad following the withdrawal of Matt Green who picked up a knock in the Conference Promotion Final.
England C Squad: Roberts (Rushden & Diamonds), Densmore (Altrincham), Newton (AFC Telford United), Cadmore (Hayes & Yeading United), Gregory (AFC Wimbledon), McFadzean (C) (Alfreton Town), Morgan-Smith (Ilkeston Town), Fleming (Wrexham) Barnes-Homer (Luton Town), Deering (Oxford United), Porter (Rushden & Diamonds) - Substitutes Garner (Mansfield Town), Mimms (York City), Hall (Bromley), Rodman (Tamworth), Jarvis (Luton Town) Saah (Cambridge United), Obeng (Wrexham)".
After the game, the FA Ireland reported that "England got the upperhand over the Republic of Ireland in tonight's match at the Waterford RSC thanks to a goal in each half. The visitors were two goals to the good by the time substitute Paddy Madden replied for the Irish. That goal on 67 minutes sparked a revival by Paul Doolin's side but they were unable to capitalise on their territorial advantage".
England 'C' Earn Narrow Victory
27 May 2010
England 'C' got the upper hand over the Republic of Ireland under-23's in Wednesday night's match at the Waterford RSC, thanks to a goal in each half.
The visitors took a 27th minute lead throughWrexham's Andrew Fleming. And on 63 minutes the visitors were two goals to the good when Rushden & Diamonds' Max Porter found the target.
Half time substitute Paddy Madden replied for the Irish 4 minutes later and the goal sparked a revival by Paul Doolin's side but they were unable to capitalise on their territorial advantage and grab an equaliser, with Paul Fairclough's team maintaining their excellent overall record.
England 'C': Dale Roberts; Shaun Densmore, Tom Cadmore, Steven Gregory, Sean Newton; Amari Morgan-Smith (Curtis Obeng 81), Kyle McFadzean, Andrew Fleming (Ross Jarvis 74), Max Porter (Hall 84); Sam Deering (Alex Rodman 90), Matthew Barnes-Homer.
Substitutes Not Used: Josh Mimms, Brian Saah, Scott Garner.