Boro boys in action for England

Last updated : 18 July 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
Tony McMahon, Andrew Taylor and James Morrison all started the game at The Oval, Belfast.

England U-19's took the lead, through Walsall's Matthew Fryatt, with less than ten minutes on the clock, but could not hold on, as France equalised through Balde ten minutes later.

McMahon and Taylor played the full ninety minutes, but Morrison was substituted with just over quarter of an hour remaining. Boro's fourth squad member, David Wheater, was an unused substitute.

England now play Armenia on Wednesday before completing the group phase by playing Norway on Saturday. Norway beat Armenia 2-0 in tonights other Group B game.

The top two teams will progress to the semi-finals.