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Bumper crowd watches England Under-16 success
6:41pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in News
ENGLAND began the defence of their Victory Shield with a compelling 1-0 win over Wales Under-16's side side at Aggborough on Friday night.
A bumper crowd in excess of 2,700 packed into the Harriers ground to watch budding future England stars dominate their opening game of the competition.
Despite the slender 1-0 scoreline, England were well on top and should have really won by a much wider margin.
The all-important goal arrived on 37 minutes when England's highly promising Charlie Wakefield walloped the ball home.
There should have been more goals for England, but Kaylon Hinds had a 67th minute penalty saved by Wales goalkeeper Kelland Absolum.
Hinds was denied a further goalbound opportunity when he had an effort sensationally scrambled off the line by Welsh defender Sam Williams as England went in search of further goals.
The game was a great advert for Victory Shield football, which has been dominated by England in recent times.
It's only hoped Victory Shield football will return to Aggborough in the near future.
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