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Fleet goalkeeper Preston Edwards celebrated another cap for the England C side as he took the skipper’s armband in a 6-1 demolition of Bermuda on their own patch.
Edwards – who Fleet manager Steve Brown admitted on Monday was still on his radar for contract talks at Stonebridge Road – played the first half of the friendly.
Antoni Sarcevic and Marlon Jackson put England in control but a Bermudan counterattack towards the end of the first half gave the visitors a very slender lead going into half-time. With Edwards replaced by Dover goalkeeper Mitch Walker in the second half, England C took full control, adding four goals to their tally courtesy of a James Norwood hat-trick and an Andre Gray strike.
The England squad flew into Bermuda on Saturday where they attended a reception held by the island’s governor before training at the National Football Centre in the capital city Hamilton. England were due to fly on to the Cayman Islands for another friendly but flight scheduling problems mean that leg of their tour has now been cancelled.
England C could return to the island next year in a triangular tournament also featuring another Caribbean national side.