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Published 24 March 2024 4 min read
Men's U19

Report: USA 3-2 England MU19s

Written by:

Juliet Nottingham

England men’s under-19s fell to a narrow loss against the USA in a tightly-contested 3-2 entertainer.

Twice fighting back through goals from Bailey Cadamarteri and Leo Castledine, the Young Lions showed character at the Complexe Mohammed VI.

After going behind early, they were awarded a penalty shortly after for a rash challenge on Travis Patterson.

Cadamartari smashed away the spot-kick to equal proceedings in his first international start.

After the USA restored their lead again in the first half, Will Antwi’s side almost provided another instant reply with an onslaught of pressure. Efforts from Joshua Duffus and Jamie Donley both crashed the woodwork.

The second half sustained the pace of the first as the USA broke on the counter for their third.

This deficit was cut once again by England as substitute Castledine met a looped cross with a header into the top corner.

The USA managed to cling onto their lead despite late pressure from England, who round off their international break.

England: 22 Max Merrick (Chelsea), 5 Bill Gee (Chelsea), 8 Noel Buck (New England Revolution), 10 Jamie Donley (Tottenham Hotspur) ©, 12 Joshua Duffus (Brighton & Hove Albion), 14 Travis Patterson (Aston Villa), 15 Keilen Robinson (Derby County), 16 George Abbott (Tottenham Hotspur), 11 Omari Kellyman (Aston Villa), 18 Bailey Cadamarteri (Sheffield Wednesday), 19 Benjamin Arthur (Brentford)

Substitutes: 3 Lino Sousa (Plymouth Argyle, loan from Arsenal) for Arthur 45, 6 Kian Best (Preston North End) for Robinson 45, 13 Ben Cisse (West Bromwich Albion) for Merrick 60, 2 Alfie Dorrington (Tottenham Hotspur) for Gee 60, 4 Tyrese Hall (Tottenham Hotspur) for Buck 70, 7 Leo Castledine (Chelsea) for Kellyman 70, 9 Will Lankshear (Tottenham Hotspur) for Cadamarteri 76

Substitutes not used:
1 Tommy Stetford (Ajax), 17 Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea)

Head coach:
Will Antwi

Bailey Cadamarteri 20, Leo Castledine 82