England beat Poland 2-0 in tonight's Under-18 international friendly at Stevenage FC.
Roared on by an excellent crowd of 2,655, a double from George Hirst secured victory for the Young Lions at The Lamex Stadium.
After a battling first half which saw plenty of commitment but few chances on goal, Sheffield Wednesday youngster Hirst slid in to put Boro ahead seven minutes before the break.
The striker was then fouled in the box four minutes into the second half, before dusting himself down and slotting home a second from the spot.
Poland, roared on by pockets of enthusiastic fans around the stadium, created chances as the game progressed but couldn't find a way past Brentford's Ellery Balcombe.
The next game here at The Lamex is this Saturday 12th November against Yeovil Town. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.borotickets.co.uk.
England Under-18s: 1 Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), 3 Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), 4 Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), 5 Morgan Feeney (Everton), 2 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Jonathan Dinzeyi (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Dennis Adeniran (Fulham), 10 Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), 11 Elliot Embleton (Sunderland), 9 George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), 7 Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion).
Substitutes: 16 Niall Ennis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) for Leko 63.
Substitutes not used: 13 Jake Turner (Bolton Wanderers), 12 Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), 14 Sadou Diallo (Manchester City), 15 Tariq Uwakwe (Chelsea), 17 George Tanner (Manchester United).
Head coach: Neil Dewsnip
Goals: George Hirst 38, 49.
Poland Under-18s: 1 Kamil Grabara, 4 Adam Chrzanowski, 13 Oskar Repka, 2 Paweł Olslewski, 3 Tymoteusz Puchacz, 18 Daniel Mikołajewski, 7 Sebastian Szymański, 16 Bartosz Slisz, 14 Jukub Moder, 10 David Kopacz, 9 Dawid Kurminowski
Substitutes: 5 Maximilian Funk for Mikołajewski 46, 17 Marco Drawz for Moder 46, 15 Michał Feliks for Kurminowski 61, 11 Bartosz Wiktoruk for Szymański 61, 6 Damian Pawłowski for Slisz 81, 8 Riccardo Grym for Olszewski 84.
Substitutes not used: 12 Miłosz Mleczko
Head coach: Lukasz Becella