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Published 15 November 2023 4 min read
Men's U19

Report: England MU19s 6-0 Romania

Written by:

Frank Smith

Amario Cozier-Duberry, Jamie Donley, Leo Castledine, Kian Best and Will Lankshear all find the net at the Marbella Football Center

England men’s under-19s began their week of matches in Spain in impressive fashion as they beat Romania 6-0 on Wednesday evening.

Amario Cozier-Duberry, Jamie Donley, Leo Castledine, Kian Best and Will Lankshear all found the back of the net for the Young Lions at the Marbella Football Center.

England took the lead inside the first minute through Cozier-Duberry as the Arsenal youngster opened his body up and slotted left-footed across the goalkeeper.

Cozier-Duberry played a part in the Young Lions doubling their advantage just before the quarter of an hour mark when the goalkeeper fumbled his looping cross and Donley capitalised on the error but thumping the ball through the bodies to score.

Simon Rusk’s side made it 3-0 on 37 minutes when Castledine headed in a beautifully whipped cross by Kian Best from close range.

Donley grabbed his second of the match early in the second half as he volleyed in after a corner was only half-cleared.

Best then made it five with a screamer from 25 yards out as his shot rifled into the roof of the net just after the hour mark.

And the scoring was concluded with less than 20 minutes remaining when Will Lankshear tapped in from close range after a breakaway down the right.

Next up for England MU19s is a game versus Japan on Saturday (1pm GMT) before the trip concludes against Mexico on Tuesday 21 November (5pm GMT).

England: 1 Ben Cisse (West Bromwich Albion), 2 Kian Best (Preston North End), 4 Jack Hinshelwood (Brighton & Hove Albion), 5 Ashley Phillips (Tottenham Hotspur) ©, 7 Amario Cozier-Duberry (Arsenal), 8 Jamie Donley (Tottenham Hotspur), 9 Dominic Ballard (Reading, loan from Southampton), 15 Alfie Dorrington (Tottenham Hotspur), 16 Noel Buck (New England Revolution), 17 Calum Scanlon (Liverpool), 19 Leo Castledine (Chelsea)

Substitutes: 10 Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United) for Donley 60, 11 Romain Esse (Millwall) for Ballard 60, 14 Joshua Duffus (Brighton & Hove Albion) for Hinshelwood 60, 18 Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea) for Cozier-Duberry 60, 20 Will Lankshear (Tottenham Hotspur) for Castledine 60, 3 Lino Sousa (Arsenal) for Buck 71, 6 Max Alleyne (Manchester City) for Best 71, 12 Jacob Wright (Manchester City) for Phillips 71,

Substitutes not used: 13 Elyh Harrison (Manchester United), 21 Luca Gunter (Tottenham Hotspur), 22 Matthew Young (Sunderland)

Head coach: Simon Rusk

Goals: Amario Cozier-Duberry 1, Jamie Donley 14, 52, Leo Castledine 37, Kian Best 61, Will Lankshear 71