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INTERNATIONAL SADDLERS | A Win and a Draw for Walsall Duo

Earlier this evening two of Walsall Football Club's first-team regulars took part in senior and youth international matches. A brief review of the action is below.
Earlier this evening two of Walsall Football Club's first-team regulars took part in senior and youth international matches. A brief review of the action is below.

Attacking midfielder Romaine Sawyers was named among the starting XI as his St. Kitts and Nevis side took on Andorra in a rare European visit for the Sugar Boys as they sought to move into the top hundred of the FIFA World Rankings.

St. Kitts enjoyed a solid start to the match as Pasaquina striker Devaughn Elliott slotted home just nine minutes into the match, this goal proved to be enough to secure the win for his side. Giving them a much-needed confidence boost as they move on to face Estonia at the weekend.

Youngster Rico Henry was also named among the starting XI as he became the first Walsall player to be capped at England youth level in nearly a decade, as he lined up alongside his England Under-19s teammates to take on the Netherlands Under-19s in a friendly.

The Young Lions struggled to take control of the match for the opening hour as Holland scored goals before and after the break to put a dent in manager Aidy Boothroyd's plans.

But England got back into the match towards the end of the second half as Everton's Ryan Ledson scored following a powerful run up field, his first shot was initially blocked but he was on hand to head in the rebound.

The visiting side went on to equalise with two minutes of normal time remaining, tall Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham slotting home to put his side back on level terms.

The match ended all square, and England will now travel home as they are set to take on Japan at Manchester City's Academy Stadium on Sunday.
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