England secured their first points of the 2019 campaign with a two nil victory away to Scotland last night in Harlaw Park (Friday, March 22).
Owen WINDSOR opened the scoring for the visitors with a 20 yard belter in the thirteenth minute while the result was wrapped up when substitute Declan ARBOR converted brilliantly in the 92nd minute to take all three points on offer.
Scotland on the other hand are without a win from two and go into match day five as they play host to the Republic of Ireland. This will be William O’Connor’s first outing of the series as they take to the field next Thursday evening in Ayr United FC.
This will be the Scots penultimate fixture and the team will no doubt want to put on a show and secure their first win in three while the Republic of Ireland look to defend their title.
Northern Ireland are enjoying the opening exchanges in this year’s competition having secured their second win of the campaign last week away to Wales as Ethan WYNNE converted after 73 minutes to ensure Frank Wilson’s dominance in this season’s Shield.
England’s confidence will be building nicely as they welcome Northern Ireland to Redditch United on April 5 for a must win game for the hosts, while a win for the visitors could see them in contention for the title.
SCOTLAND | Herbert, B Cameron, Doig, Smith, Stafford, Thompson, Baird, Hodge (Capt.), Mulligan, Andrew, L Cameron
SUBS | Heraghty, Coll, McConville, Meekison, Robertson, Romanis, Daramola
ENGLAND | Tickle, Melia, Cartwright, Tarbottom (Capt.) Taylor, Johnstone, Sinclair, Windsor, Storey, Dickson, Greenwood
SUBS | Richardson, Arbor, Crowther, Martin, Rule
CENTENARY SHIELD RESULTS
MD1 | Thursday, March 7 | Northern Ireland 1-0 Scotland | Crusaders FC | Kick Off 3pm
MD2 | Friday, March 8 | England 0-1 Wales | Slough Town FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD3 | Thursday, March 14 | Wales 0-1 Northern Ireland | Aberystwyth Town FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD4 | Friday, March 22 | Scotland 0-2 England | Inveririe Loco FC | Kick Off 7pm
CENTENARY SHIELD TABLE
|Republic of Ireland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Points calculated as of March 22
CENTENARY SHIELD FIXTURES
MD5 | Thursday, March 28 | Scotland vs Republic of Ireland | Ayr United FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD6 | Friday, April 5 | England vs Northern Ireland | Redditch United FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD7 | Thursday, April 11 | Wales vs Scotland | Cefn Druids FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD8 | Friday, April 12 | Republic of Ireland vs England | Dalymount Park, Bohemian FC | Kick Off 7pm
MD9 | Thursday, April 18 | Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland | Queens University | Kick Off 6pm
MD10 | Thursday, April 25 | Republic of Ireland vs Wales | Home Farm FC, Whitehall | Kick Off 7pm