Internationals: Mariappa’s Jamaica On Fire
There were wins for Adrian Mariappa, Craig Cathcart and Pontus Dahlberg in the final matches for Hornets on international duty this October break.
Mariappa helped his Jamaica side keep a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Aruba in a CONCACAF Nations League match in the early hours of this morning (October 16).
The Reggae Boyz remain top of their four-team group, with four wins from four. Mariappa’s team have scored 18 goals and are yet to concede.
Elsewhere, Cathcart played 90 minutes for Northern Ireland as the Green and White Army won 3-2 away against the Czech Republic in a friendly match in Prague on Monday night (October 14).
A Jonny Evans goal and a brace from Paddy McNair put the visitors ahead and, despite a late fightback from the hosts, Cathcart’s defence held out for the victory.
Dahlberg also kept a clean sheet for his Sweden Under-21 side on Tuesday (October 15) as he kept goal in the team’s 3-0 away win at Luxembourg in a UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier match.
Ben Wilmot was an unused substitute for England Under-21s as the Young Lions defeated Austria 5-1 in their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier at Stadium MK on Tuesday.
The fixtures mark an end to the international break for the Golden Boys on duty, with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur up next for the Hornets.