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International Action for Young Bees

England, Iceland and Latvia games for Brentford players

11 September 2018

David Titov played in his third game of the international break when Latvia lost 2-0 to Ukraine in the final game of the Federation Cup. The B Team winger got 68 minutes in the third match of the tournament, which saw Ukraine crowned champions after winning all three matches. 

Titov completed the other two games as well, coming off of the bench against Faroe Islands but getting at Macedonia from the start and playing 90. Latvia finished third in the competition hosted in Riga, having won one of their matches. Macedonia were runners-up, while Faroe Islands finished fourth.

Elsewhere, Iceland Under-19s took revenge on Albania with a 4-1 win in the second game of their double-header. Patrik Gunnarsson played in goal for the Icelandic side, making an impact after last week's 1-0 defeat to the same team.

Iceland scored after only five minutes and then doubled their lead just before the half-time whistle. Albania scored a penalty in the opening exchanges of the second half, but couldn't recover further and the away side scored twice more to complete a solid victory.

England's Under-20s lost 3-1 to Netherlands in Katwijk, where Ellery Balcombe was an unused sub in mainland Europe. 

He played the full game in the previous 2-0 win over Switzerland but was watching from the bench while West Ham's Nathan Trott played in this outing. Eddie Nketiah put England ahead after seven minutes, only for the Dutch to stage a second-half comeback.

A goal just after the hour by Tahith Chong set things in motion, which was followed up by a Dylan Vente strike with 15 to go. The hosts made it 3-1 when Ferdy Kadioglu capitalised on the England attack, trying to get forward to level things but leaving themselves exposed at the back.

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