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Saturday 14 Nov 2015
U19s Draw 1-1 With Russia

Captain Ben Kennedy put Northern Ireland 1-0 up on six minutes and the team took the game to the hosts of this UEFA Under 19 Championship qualifying tournament.

Northern Ireland came close to getting a second but Kennedy watched his strike hit the woodwork on 22 minutes.

Northern Ireland hit the woodwork a second time on 40 minutes, this time from a Thomson freekick.

Russia grew into the game in the second-half after making two early substitutions, and on 74 minutes they found their equaliser through Mironov.

Both teams had chances right up until the final whistle but it ended Russia 1 Northern Ireland 1.

Northern Ireland now have four points from two matches and play their final match against Slovakia on Monday.