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13 October 2018

Joe Gelhardt celebrates his goal for England U17s against USA. Image Credit: Simon Whitehead Simon Whitehead
Joe Gelhardt celebrates his goal for England U17s against USA. Image Credit: Simon Whitehead

Joe Gelhardt came off the bench to score his fourth goal for England's Under 17s.

  • Internationals: England U17 kick off mini tournament with 3-1 win against USA.
  • Joe Gelhardt scores his fourth goal for U17s after netting three in September's Syrenka Cup.
  • Gelhardt featured for 10 minutes and made an instant impact.

Wigan Athletic's seven-goal U18 forward Joe Gelhardt continued his international goal trail on Friday evening when he netted the third in England U17s' 3-1 win against USA.

Gelhardt was an 80th minute substitute with England 2-1 up having come from behind at Chester FC and within seven minutes he added his side's third goal.

Having scored three times in September's Syrenka Cup win, Gelhardt, who made his Latics first team debut in the Carabao Cup against Rotherham United in August, notched his fourth goal in four appearances for England's U17s.

Latics team mate Jensen Weir, the youngest player to ever feature in a first team game for the club, was an unused substitute.

Next up for the duo is a trip to Shrewsbury Town to take on Russia in the second fixture of the mini-tournament. Gelhardt and Weir will also face Brazil at AFC Telford on Tuesday.

Here are the remaining fixtures for our international players.

Sunday 14 October
England U17 v Russia U17 (Gelhardt & Weir) at Shrewsbury Town, 1.00pm KO

Monday 15 October
Bosnia & Herzegovina v Northern Ireland (Grigg)
Czech Republic U20 v England U20 (James)

Tuesday 16 October
Swaziland v Egypt (Morsy)
USA v Peru (A.Robinson)
Wales U21 v Switzerland U21 (Evans)
England U17 v Brazil U17 (Gelhardt & Weir) at AFC Telford, 7.00pm KO

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