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28 May 2016

Grigg on target as Northern Ireland breeze past Belarus.

  • Will Grigg scores first international goal for Northern Ireland.
  • Striker on as substitute in 3-0 victory over Belarus.
  • Northern Ireland win in final home friendly before 2016 UEFA European Championships in France.

Will Grigg lived up to his 'on fire' status on Friday evening as he grabbed his first international goal in Northern Ireland colours during their 3-0 victory over Belarus at Windsor Park.

Michael O'Neill's side were hosting their final home friendly before the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France, starting next month, and dispatched of the Belarussians in style.

Grigg was introduced as a second half substitute to replace opening goal scorer Kyle Lafferty, who netted on his 50th appearance, with Latics' striker adding to Conor Washington's goal in the 88th minute, rounding of a flowing move with a stylish finish from 12 yards... cue 'Will Grigg's on Fire' from the Green and White Army!

Delighted with his first goal for his country, Grigg told the @NorthernIreland Twitter account:

"It was a great night for myself and the team, to get that first international goal is a dream come true."

.@WillGrigg says scoring his first senior goal for Northern Ireland was a dream come true! #DareToDream#GAWA

— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) May 27, 2016

Northern Ireland's official squad announcement for Euro 2016 will follow at approximately midday on Saturday 28 May.

Pre-order your Will Grigg '9' home shirts for 2016-17.

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