Solihull Moors' George Carline earns two England caps as C team go down to Jersey - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Moors' George Carline earns two England caps as C team go down to Jersey

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2017   0

FOOTBALL: GEORGE Carline earned his second England cap at the weekend as England C lost on penalties to Jersey FA.

Karl Hinds scored the winning penalty for Jersey FA after a dramatic late equalising goal from James Queree forced the game to a shoot-out.

Made up of Non-League Under-23s, the England C team were playing as part of the Jacksons Trophy – also contested by Punjab FA.

The Channel Islanders won the shoot-out 4-3 despite England taking the lead early in the second half through Fejiri Okenabirhie

England C boss Paul Fairclough made seven changes to the starting side that defeated Punjab FA 2-1 at Solihull Moors on Sunday.

Jersey FA had an opening early on after a good move up the left flank, only for Calvin Weir to fire off target when played inside.

The visitors enjoyed much of the ball but Jersey held their shape well and clear openings were hard to come by.

Morgan Ferrier headed Powell’s free-kick wide before Moors’ own George Carline saw his header fly over.

Having seen his Ebbsfleet United team-mate Darren McQueen steal the headlines with his two goals on Sunday, Powell was keen to get in on the act himself.

The midfielder forced Van Der Vielt into a good save low to his left.

Maidstone United centre-back Kevin Lokko clipped the top of the bar either side of half-time, before the breakthrough came.

Okenabirhie had barely been on the pitch 30 seconds when he raced through and calmly put his side into the lead.

Joe Ironside thought he had doubled the advantage moments later – only to be denied by the offside flag.

Solihull Moors’ Carline was playing as a makeshift right-back with Keaton Wood out injured.

He made a vital intervention when a long ball forward skipped up on FA keeper Ross Fitzsimons outside the box and presented substitute Hinds an opening.

But Carline was covering to clear the goal-bound ball to safety.

Captain David Ferguson’s dangerous ball from the left flank was taken off James Alabi’s head by Stuart Andre’s excellent defensive header.

And it proved vital when quick-passing put Queree in to fire in an equaliser on 91 minutes.

So to penalties, where Hinds kept his cool to finish the pressure penalty for Jersey’s win.

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