REPORT: Dunne & Holt Help Ireland U16s Beat Bulgaria

(19 Apr 2018)

By Belvedere FC.Com
















Ex Belvo boys Alex Dunne (Shamrock Rovers) and Brandon Holt (St Patrick's Athletic) helped the Ireland U16s beat Bulgaria 2-0 in an international friendly in Waterford on Wednesday.

After two matches against Hungary in Budapest, in February, Paul Osam’s side opened their home account this year with two goals either side of half-time at the RSC.

Sean Kavanagh’s shot from close range opened the scoring in the 35th-minute before Luke Turner’s strike found the back of the net seven minutes from time.

Speaking after the win, Head Coach Paul Osam said his side were good value for the win.

"It was a comfortable win, without being brilliant ourselves. We kept a clean sheet, saw some knew players. We kept our objectives for the week.

"The focus wasn't on winning the game, but it was nice to get some confidence into the players after two losses in Hungary. The players learned from those two defeats. It was nice to get the win."

Republic of Ireland: Jimmy Corcoran; Alex Dunne, Luke Turner, Cian Kelly (capt), Mazeed Ogbungo; Brandon Holt, Seamus Keogh; Toby Owens, Festy Ebosole, Sean Kennedy, Matt Everitt.

Subs used: Gavin Gazuna (GK), James Furlong, Paddy Moore, Matt Healy, Conor Power, Sean McGrath, Conor Carty.

Report from and photos from Sportsfile

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