Three Lions youth gaffer takes one for team
England under 16s were due to face Northern Ireland under 16s in the Victory Shield last night. The game was originally supposed to go ahead on Crusaders’ artificial pitch at Seaview, which was expected to defeat the freezing conditions.
But England coach Kenny Swain had a sneaking suspicion that all was not as it seemed. He decided to back his hunch and put the pitch through its paces during an inspection.
He found out the hard way that he was right and that there was a layer of ice underneath the surface!