Hall keeps Kiev clean sheet

Fleet goalkeeper Brandon Hall celebrated his second international cap for England C by keeping a clean sheet as Paul Fairclough’s representative side beat Ukraine U20 by 2-0.

The International Challenge Trophy match saw Forest Green’s Kurtis Guthrie open the scoring midway through the first half and England’s tally was quickly doubled by Wrexham’s Kayden Jackson. With just one training session behind them, the England side gave a controlled performance and Brandon played 90 minutes before being substituted at the end to allow Harrogate Town’s Peter Crook to earn his first cap.

Up next for England is a home game – venue to be confirmed – against Slovakia in June and Brandon will have done his chances of featuring in that one no harm.

Fleet vice chairman Peter Varney told FleetOnline, “It is an honour both for Brandon and the club that he was selected to start the match in Kiev and kept a clean sheet. He played well and I am confident he will not be the last of our talented squad to gain international recognition”.


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