Happened right in front of me, he jumped for the ball with the keeper and actually got sparked out then, that's why he hit the deck so hard, he then got caught by a boot on the follow though after the ball was cleared. Really unlucky.
The England C squad for a upcoming friendly v the Punjab FA on 28th May has been announced -
The squad in full is:
Dan Maguire (Blyth Spartans), Morgan Ferrier (Boreham Wood), Harry Vince (Boston United), James Alabi (Chester), Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham & Redbridge), David Ferguson (Darlington), Darren McQueen (Ebbsfleet United), James Montgomery (Gateshead), Ryan Croasdale & Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers), Callum Howe (Lincoln City), Kevin Lokko (Maidstone United), Keaton Wood (Dartford), Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United), Gus Mafuta (Gateshead), Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United), George Carline (Solihull Moors)
Sadly, I was there! My excuse? 'er indoors wanted to go to Touchwood, and I'm allergic to shops.
By the way, it was Panjab FA., not Punjab. You can all google the difference.
Can't say that I was over-impressed with the C team, although I gather that it was an experimental side. Croasdale stood out as knowing what he was doing, especially in the first half. Alabi got booked for diving, and was a greedy git. Although McQueen got both goals, he looked like a one footed headless chicken. Like most international football sides, there was a lot of tatting about going nowhere. Unfortunately there was nothing in the programme to say which players were at which clubs.
The Panbab players were mostly not really up to the level, but stuck at it and could easily have drawn. The Panjab FA officials deserve respect and support for what they are trying to do.
Last time I went to Boston, most of the inhabitants struggled to speak English. Today there was a group with a Boston United FC flag, WITH LATIN ON IT! Respect.