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Youth International action for Ellery and David on Tuesday

Two further caps for our young Bees

27 March 2019

David Titov helped Latvia’s Under-21s end their Antalya Cup campaign unbeaten following a 1-1 draw against Ukraine on Tuesday.

Having stayed on the bench for Sunday’s win over Macedonia, David returned to the starting XI to earn his second cap at Under-21 level. It wasn’t the ideal start as Nazarii Rusyn’s 15th minute strike gave Ukraine an early advantage. David was withdrawn with a quarter of an hour to play as Latvia salvaged a draw in injury-time thanks to an Oleksandr Romanchuk own-goal. The draw means Latvia end their campaign with one win and two draws from three matches.

Ellery Balcombe and England’s Under-20s suffered a narrow defeat to Portugal in their latest Elite League outing. Ellery came into the starting XI following last week’s 3-1 defeat to Poland. The only goal came after the break as Ben Godfrey was dispossessed on the edge of the box, the ball squared for Pedro Correia to tap home. The appearance was Ellery’s third at Under-20 level to go with a further 12 at younger age groups.

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