Connolly scores as England beat Scotland in Toulon Tournament

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018 10comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton's Under-23s team was well-represented when England and Scotland met in the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament this evening.

Striker Fraser Hornby, who scored his country's first goal of the tournament in a 1-1 draw against Togo in Group B, was in the starting XI for Scotland.

Callum Connolly, Kieran Dowell and Jonjoe Kenny, meanwhile, started for England who finished second in Group A. Tom Davies was, somewhat surprisingly, only on the bench.

England ran out 3-1 winners, with Connolly scoring the equaliser towards the end of the first half. They will face Mexico in the final.


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 06/06/2018 at 18:51:15
To watch, tune into Freeview channel 95, Sky 422, Freesat 252, TalkTalk 95 or BT 95.
Mike Gaynes
2 Posted 06/06/2018 at 18:59:39
And in the US, it's on beIN-HD at 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific. If you have DirecTV, it's channel 620.
Derek Knox
3 Posted 06/06/2018 at 20:06:38
Steve & Mike, thanks; I didn't know it was on, have managed to get it.
Andrew Keatley
4 Posted 06/06/2018 at 21:07:05
Just caught some basic highlights on YouTube; the collective defending from Dowell, Connolly and Kenny for the Scottish goal was terrible – great individual skill and finish but woeful from all 3 of our lads.

Good run from Connolly to get on the end of the cross for the equaliser.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 06/06/2018 at 22:04:39
Hornby also had some impressive moments for Scotland – showed pace, power and a good touch. Very assertive, demands the ball.

First I've seen of him, and I like what I saw.

Steve Ferns
6 Posted 06/06/2018 at 22:07:20
Mike, didn't you see the Cyprus game? He led the line well in that. I like the little I've seen of him.

He was a central midfielder and seems to have moved forwards because he suddenly grew a lot, both in height and weight.

I'm interested to see how he develops and if he can make the jump to the first team. Definitely worth a loan to a decent team this season.

Paul Thompson
7 Posted 06/06/2018 at 22:52:18
Goals here:

Connolly is a really versatile player. Worth keeping around the first team squad next season.
Wouldn't mind the Arsenal kid on loan next season. Those goals!

Tom Bowers
8 Posted 06/06/2018 at 22:56:07
Have to agree, Kenny got roasted by the scorer of the Scottish goal. Yes, he is still young but not sure he will make the grade as Everton's future right-back.
Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 07/06/2018 at 09:25:33
Mike and Steve,

Fraser Hornby is a very good player – even better when he plays with Anthony Evans, who will figure in some games for Everton's first team next season, once he recovers from an injury which possibly kept him out of this England U21 squad. Two good young strikers who could save us a lot of money in the future.

James Flynn
10 Posted 07/06/2018 at 19:44:34
Had to look up that kid scored the 2 goals. Turned 19 a week ago and looks like he could make something of himself. Both goals taken nicely, especially that first one.

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