Norwood Gets Three As Three Lions Hit Six
England C registered a hefty 6-1 victory in their latest friendly in Bermuda, with debutant James Norwood firing a second half hattrick. The Forest Green striker, brought on at half time, nodded in a cross from Luton’s Andre Gray just eight minutes into the second half to open his account, and score England’s third of the night, before adding two more, including a penalty.
England started the game well, going two goals ahead in the first twenty one minutes through Antoni Sarcevic opening the scoring, before Marlon Jackson scored a penalty. The hosts did reduce the deficit on the stroke of half time through John Barry Nusum, but it was manager Paul Fairclough’s substitutions at the break that really changed the game. Gray, who took over the captaincy, and Norwood were joined by Mitchell Walker, Chris Stokes and Dan Bradley, and it was the Luton winger who stole the show, despite Norwood’s treble.
Not only did he provide the assist for Norwood’s first goal, Gray scored the final goal himself, having earlier won a penalty which Norwood scored to complete his hattrick. It was a comprehensive win for the team, and a fine way to sign off for the season.
England C: Preston Edwards (Mitchell Walker 46), Ryan Jackson, Fraser Franks, Anthony Acheampong, Mickey Demetriou (Chris Stokes 46), Harry Beautyman, Johnny Hunt, Antoni Sarcevic (Dan Bradley 46), Sam Clucas, Marlon Jackson (James Norwood 46), Andy Cook (Andre Gray 46).