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International Cap for Jack
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Congratulations to Jack Britton in achieving his first international cap for Welsh Colleges U19’s, successfully making it through two competitive trails involving over 40 players to make it into the final 16 man squad.
The Welsh Colleges team travelled away to Scotland for this annual fixture against our Celtic rivals which was held at Gala Fairydean Rovers AFC on their newly laid 3g pitch.
Jack was named in the starting line up in his favourite number 10 position taking responsibility for all free kicks in the opposition half and corners on the left and right flanks. A huge honour considering this was his first international.
The Welsh Colleges team dominated the game from the start with an early goal from a corner delivery by Jack Britton. It took 25 minutes for Scotland to reply, from a set piece. Just before half time the Welsh team scored another goal due to a Scottish defensive error, 2-1 at half time.
Jack’s role during the second half involved playing a more supportive role for the lone striker in order to finish the game off. This tactic by the management team paid off with an early goal within the first 5 minutes. Then another goal came in the 65th minute through some exceptional build play, finally finding a player un-marked in the box, who calmly slotted it into the back of the net. Scotland grabbed a late consolation goal after a number of substitutes were used by both sides. The final score Welsh Colleges 4 – Scottish Colleges 2.
To add to Jack’s delight in playing the full 90 minutes in his first international he was also awarded the man of the match by the Scottish officials. Next up Australia and England in the New Year.
Photo: Jack Britton: front row, second from right