Match report from Mexico v England MU19s

Ballard completed his hat-trick just after the half-hour mark when Kobbie Mainoo gathered a misplaced pass and unselfishly laid the ball off to the striker who, despite having his initial effort blocked by the defender, scored from the rebound.

Mexico pulled one back three minutes before half-time when, with England down to ten players due to injury, Angel Chavez headed in at the near post from a corner.

But there was still time for England to score their own set-piece goal in the final minute of the half as an in-swinging corner is flicked on and Donley was there at the far post to tap in.

It was then 6-1 six minutes after the restart as substitute Joshua Duffus intercepted a back-pass to the goalkeeper and Mainoo laid the ball back to fellow replacement Stutter to score into the empty net.

The excellent win was then rounded off in the third minute of injury when Lankshear showed strength whilst breaking down the right before finishing confidently into the far top corner.

England: 1 Elyh Harrison (Manchester United), 3 Lino Sousa (Arsenal), 4 Jack Hinshelwood (Brighton & Hove Albion), 5 Ashley Phillips (Tottenham Hotspur) ©, 6 Max Alleyne (Manchester City), 7 Amario Cozier-Duberry (Arsenal), 8 Jamie Donley (Tottenham Hotspur), 9 Dominic Ballard (Reading, loan from Southampton), 10 Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), 16 Noel Buck (New England Revolution), 17 Calum Scanlon (Liverpool)

Substitutes: 15 Alfie Dorrington (Tottenham Hotspur) for Phillips 45, 13 Matthew Young (Sunderland) for Harrison 45, 14 Joshua Duffus (Brighton & Hove Albion) for Hinshelwood 45, 18 Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea) for Ballard 45, 11 Romain Esse (Millwall) for Donley 54, 19 Leo Castledine (Chelsea) for Cozier-Duberry 54, 2 Kian Best (Preston North End) for Sousa 69, 20 Will Lankshear (Tottenham Hotspur) for Scanlon 69

Substitutes not used: 21 Luca Gunter (Tottenham Hotspur), 22 Ben Cisse (West Bromwich Albion), 12 Jacob Wright (Manchester City)

Head coach: Simon Rusk

Goals: Dominic Ballard 21, 26, 32, Jamie Donley 23, 45, Ronnie Stutter 51, Will Lankshear 90+3

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