Watford scholar Adam Thompson makes full Northern Ireland debut and Marvin Sordell scores for England Under-20s

Watford Observer: Marvin Sordell scores for England Under-20s. Picture: Action Images Marvin Sordell scores for England Under-20s. Picture: Action Images

Watford second-year scholar Adam Thompson made his full Northern Ireland debut against Scotland and it was also a night to remember for team-mate Marvin Sordell.

Thompson, who has only made one appearance for Watford, was a surprise call-up for Northern Ireland’s Carling Nations Cup game with Scotland last night but the 18-year-old played 24 minutes at centre back after coming on as a substitute.

The scholar, who has already signed a professional contract with Watford, joined fellow Hornet Lee Hodson in the Northern Ireland side.

Hodson, 19, came on at half time in the 3-0 defeat to Scotland with his side already two goals behind.

Last night also saw Sordell mark his first international call-up with a goal but his 11th-minute opener did not stop England Under-20s losing 2-1 to France. The 19-year-old striker played 62 minutes at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow Stadium.

Watford defender Rob Kiernan was also in action, playing the full 90 minutes in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s’ goalless draw with Cyprus.

Highly-rated first-year scholar Sean Murray also played 90 minutes on Tuesday night in the Republic of Ireland Under-19s 1-1 draw with Croatia. Connor Smith also came on for the final half an hour.

Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach was not named in the match-day squad for England Under-21s 1-0 defeat to Italy on Tuesday and scholar Tommie Hoban did not feature either for Republic of Ireland Under-17s against Italy.

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11:43am Thu 10 Feb 11

No Wheels says...

Enough already, with this wretched and disgraceful obsession with youth in the Under 20s!!! ; >
Enough already, with this wretched and disgraceful obsession with youth in the Under 20s!!! ; > No Wheels

1:30pm Thu 10 Feb 11

jalvin says...

fair play to all our "Youth" players that represented their countries this week. it's great to see our system bearing fruit, if we can hang on to most of them for 3 or 4 years then it's gonna be an exciting time as a Hornet.
personally i can see that a smallish club like ours, that has next to no cash flow, HAS to rely on youth, to spend cash we don't have on players who don't care is foolish, we can't pay high wages as we're not a top fight club, we're not even a big championship club. the sooner some so called supporters realise this the better.

by the way well done to the WO for removing all that drivel from an earlier story! i'm sure the main culprit will be back under another name soon enough though.
fair play to all our "Youth" players that represented their countries this week. it's great to see our system bearing fruit, if we can hang on to most of them for 3 or 4 years then it's gonna be an exciting time as a Hornet. personally i can see that a smallish club like ours, that has next to no cash flow, HAS to rely on youth, to spend cash we don't have on players who don't care is foolish, we can't pay high wages as we're not a top fight club, we're not even a big championship club. the sooner some so called supporters realise this the better. by the way well done to the WO for removing all that drivel from an earlier story! i'm sure the main culprit will be back under another name soon enough though. jalvin

8:39pm Thu 10 Feb 11

GloryHornetBoys says...

Impression of Rick: Should of taken the goal with his other foot, easy goal.He'll leave anyway, youth is rubbish, rely on it too much, need experienced players i.e. Ryan Giggs because experirnced players are readily available on loan with small wages and cheap, board want us to go down, we're awful, i hate Watford and i don't know why i come on here because no one likes me, i talk crap, no one listens to me and i just get laughed at and abused deservedly-wait, yes i do, because i'm a sad ****.
Impression of Rick: Should of taken the goal with his other foot, easy goal.He'll leave anyway, youth is rubbish, rely on it too much, need experienced players i.e. Ryan Giggs because experirnced players are readily available on loan with small wages and cheap, board want us to go down, we're awful, i hate Watford and i don't know why i come on here because no one likes me, i talk crap, no one listens to me and i just get laughed at and abused deservedly-wait, yes i do, because i'm a sad ****. GloryHornetBoys

11:20pm Thu 10 Feb 11

Yellow blood says...

f**king love watford fc!
f**king love watford fc! Yellow blood

11:31pm Thu 10 Feb 11

WFC4ever says...

Goal can be viewed here and also an interview with the man himself:

http://www.thefa.com
/video/England/Mens-
U20s/2011/England-1-
2-France

http://www.sportpost
.com/video/view/Marv
in+Sordell+talks+to+
FATV+after+Endland+v
+France+U20

Good for Marvin and his confidence whilst NI didn't let in any goals once our 2 lads came on!

;)
Goal can be viewed here and also an interview with the man himself: http://www.thefa.com /video/England/Mens- U20s/2011/England-1- 2-France http://www.sportpost .com/video/view/Marv in+Sordell+talks+to+ FATV+after+Endland+v +France+U20 Good for Marvin and his confidence whilst NI didn't let in any goals once our 2 lads came on! ;) WFC4ever

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