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MATCH REPORT: England 0 Netherlands 0

6 September 2019

Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: England 0 Netherlands 0

6 September 2019

England and The Netherlands were both unable to find the back of the net last night as the game ended in a goalless draw at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Town's Ryan Giles started for the Three Lions in front of 2,578 fans.

The Netherlands looked the most threatening in the first half but England worked their way back into the game and ended the game the stronger side. 

The lively Che Nunnely saw a lot of the ball. The creative winger flashed a ball across England’s box inside the first minute, after West Bromwich Albion’s Jonathan Leko had shot at keeper Mike van de Meulenhof. 

Teenager Giles was called into action after 10 minutes as he darted past his man before a powerful low ball across goal was turned over by a defender.

Striker Joel Piroe and right-back Jordan Teze could have taken the lead for their side with several chances for the visitors. 

England keeper Josef Bursik, who spent last season on loan at AFC Telford United from Stoke, made a strong save to deny Lars Kramer midway through the first half.

Bursik recovered at the second attempt five minutes after the break to cat a cross from the pacy Nunnely.

Nunnely, the No.7 from Willem II, then dragged a shot just wide of the near post with Bursik rooted.

Town winger Giles and West Brom’s Leko were withdrawn on 65 minutes.

England were seeing more of the ball and Andre Dozzell, of Ipswich, shot over from distance for England midway through the second period.

Nunnely could have won it for the visitors late on but he scuffed his shot from a left-sided cross.

England head to Switzerland for a clash on Monday before Giles travels back to join up with the Town squad.

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