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LATICS ACADEMY STARLETS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY

19 February 2018

Joe Gelhardt for England's Under 16s as Jensen Weir captains Scotland.

  • Wigan Athletic Academy duo feature for England and Scotland's Under 16s.
  • Joe Gelhardt scores for England in 2-0 victory over Jensen Weir's Scotland.
  • Weir captained Scotland twice during International Development Tournament.

Wigan Athletic Academy duo Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt starred on international duty for Scotland and England's Under 16s over the past five days, culminating in the pair going head-to-head on Monday afternoon at St. George's Park.

Midfielder Weir captained Scotland for 75 minutes, with team mate Gelhardt on target to ensure England a 2-0 victory. The forward, who assisted England's second in a 2-0 win against Spain on Friday, gave his side the lead 30 minutes into today's clash with Scotland when he was hauled down for a penalty, before slamming home the resulting spot kick.

Weir featured three times during the International Development Tournament, captaining Scotland in a 2-1 defeat to Spain, before coming on as a substitute half an hour into 3-3 draw with Denmark. The 16-year-old scored in the resulting penalty shootout, only for Scotland to fall to a 5-4 defeat.

Gelhardt was an unused substitute in England's first match, a 2-0 win against Denmark, before his appearance against Spain, a game in which he almost grabbed a goal for himself after setting up his country's second goal.


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