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Thursday 23 Aug 2018
Taylor at the double as Devine’s side turn on the style in York

Northern Ireland’s U16s produced an excellent display to defeat Leeds United Academy’s U16s by five goals to two.

The game, staged at Queen Ethelburga's College in Yorkearlier this week, was watched by Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill.

And the international manager will no doubt have been impressed by the exhilarating football produced by Declan Devine’s side.

Dale Taylor helped himself to two goals as the U16s largely controlled the game throughout.

Also on target for Northern Ireland were Conor Bradley, James Clarke and Matthew Walker.

“It was a fantastic result and a very good performance,” Devine said afterwards.

Northern Ireland U16 squad: Conner Byrne, Aaron Wightman, Sean Stewart, Harry Wylie, Stephen McGuinness, Orrin McLaughlin, Josh Roney, Shea Charles, Dale Taylor, Isaac Price, Conor Bradley, James Clarke, Terry Devlin, Aaron Donnelly, Matty Lusty, Matthew Walker.

Image: Northern Ireland U16 striker Dale Taylor (left), seen here in action at this year’s SuperCupNI, scored twice against Leeds Academy.