Football

FC Halifax Town 4-0 Bradford Park Avenue – National North

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FC Halifax Town were comfortable victors in Saturday’s West Yorkshire derby against Bradford Park Avenue at the Shay.

The Shaymen were threatening to record a cricket score at one stage, finding the net three times inside the opening twenty minutes – including a brace from Alex Simmons on his home debut.

However, after an early flurry, the goals subsided until shortly before the hour mark, when Jordan Sinnott made it 4-0 to secure a third victory in four outings for Halifax.

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England 3-1 Turkey – U17 UEFA European Championship Elite Round

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England Under-17’s got their European Championship Elite Round campaign off to the perfect start with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Turkey at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson put the Three Lions ahead two minutes before half time and two minutes after the restart, the hosts advantage was doubled courtesy of 16-year-old Jonathan Leko.

Nelson doubled his tally from the penalty spot six minutes later to put England out of sight and despite Furkan Korkut scoring a late consolation for the visitors, it was a good start for two-time Under-17 European champions as they look to qualify for the finals in Azerbaijan.

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England 2-0 France – International Friendly

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England defeated France 2-0 on a poignant and memorable evening at Wembley Stadium.

Dele Alli’s first ever England goal opened the scoring before all-time scorer and captain Wayne Rooney secured the victory early in the second half.

But the result was secondary as the 129 victims of last week’s Paris attacks were honoured in a touching show of solidarity between the two nations.

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