Last updated at 07:54, Wednesday, 12 December 2012
A PONTELAND teenager helped England U16 football team retain the prestigious Victory Shield.
Daniel Pybus (14), a pupil at the town’s high school, appeared off the bench for the final 23 minutes as the Young Lions defeated Scotland 1-0 at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. With the game televised live on Sky Sports and played in front of 2,000 spectators, the youngster did not freeze on the big stage.
His call-up to the 18-strong squad made the Sunderland AFC academy player one of the youngest to be selected for the U16 team, and is further proof of his potential in the professional game.
First published at 07:42, Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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