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Posted Thursday, October 11th 2018

Kelly leads Young Lions to victory

Lloyd Kelly was handed the captain’s armband and received considerable praise as England Under-20s overcame their Italian counterparts. 

The Young Lions broke the deadlock through Eddie Nketiah’s low drive, before Kelly was brought down inside the area and Chris Willock converted the resultant spot-kick. 

Davide Frattesi halved the deficit midway through the second period, which triggered a spell of Italian pressure, but the England defence held on to secure victory at AFC Flyde’s Mill Farm. 

Elsewhere, Jay Dasilva was introduced in the 73rd minute as England Under-21s confirmed their U21 Euro qualification in emphatic fashion with a 7-0 win over Andorra. 

Kelly will now travel to face Czech Republic on Monday (October 15th, 7.45pm) while Dasilva will head north of the boarder to take on Scotland Under-21s on Tuesday (October 16th, 5.30pm).