Four Nations Tournament match report

Four Nations Tournament
Tue 22 May 2007 / Grant Street Park, Inverness / 19.45
Scorers 19' Mitchell Cole
51' Glenn Southam
70' Matthew Tubbs
78' Mitchell Cole
90' Mitchell Cole
Cole hat-trick overpowers Irish
A HAT-TRICK from Mitchell Cole gave England an emphatic victory over the Irish at Inverness.
The Stevenage Borough frontman opened the English account on 19 minutes with a back post effort from a Glenn Southam cross and added two more late on to seal a 5-0 win.
Ireland's best effort came in the 36th minute when Vinny Flaherty laid the ball off to Shane Fitzgerald who in turn passed out wide for Ray Lally but his flighted effort was just inches away from finding the mark.
Paul Carden's fierce volley was saved by Irish and Shamrock Rovers' keeper Karl Colman and Southam saw his effort go just inches over the bar.
Six minutes after the break Southam doubled the lead when he returned Colman's punched clearance from 40 yards. And with 20 minutes left England killed off the game, Cole turning provider for Matthew Tubbs who scored on his debut with a header.
The fourth goal arrived in the 78th minute when Cole intercepted a square pass from Gareth Whelan and he sidefooted home, completing his hat-trick by beating the keeper to a left-wing cross.
Karl Coleman
Kevin McArdle
Shane Grimes
Noel Haverty
Gareth Whelan
Mark O'Brien
Shane Fitzgerald
James O'Sullivan
Vinny Flaherty
David Brackan
Ray Lally
Lance Cronin
Danny Foster
Kevin Nicholson
Adam Quinn
Neal Bishop
Kieran Charnock
Glenn Southam
Paul Carden
Gareth Seddon
Matthew Tubbs
Mitchell Cole
Cathal Lordan
Conor McDonald
Mitchell Casey
Brian Rooney
Declan Cahill
Adam Yates
Scott Tynan
John Ashton
Mark Molesley
Lewis Chalmers
John Grant
Andrew Burgess
Cathal Lordan - Ray Lally 60'
Conor McDonald - David Brackan 69'
Brian Rooney - Kevin McArdle 74'
72' John Grant - Gareth Seddon
80' Mark Molesley - Neal Bishop
80' Lewis Chalmers - Paul Carden
83' John Ashton - Adam Quinn
David Bracken 50'
James O'Sullivan 58'
Paul Carden 64'
Neal Bishop 65'
45' Gareth Seddon
Referee Huw Jones (Oswestry)
Attendance 0