England national football C team

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England C
Nickname(s) The Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Head coach Paul Fairclough
First colours
Second colours
Website http://www.TheFA.com/England/England-C

The England national football C team (previously known as the England National Game XI and the England Semi-Pro national team) is the football team that represents England at non-league level.

Formed in 1979 as the England Non-League team, it features players who play for clubs outside of the Football League.

Many players who have been capped at non-league level have gone on to play at a higher level[citation needed]. Currently, the majority of selected players are full-time professionals with Conference Premier league clubs.

Home matches are played at various League and non-league grounds around the country. Friendly matches are played with equivalent teams from other nations, and compete in the Four Nations Tournament each season, along with Scotland, Wales and the full Gibraltar teams. They have more recently begun playing against under-23 teams from the likes of Belgium and Turkey which have included players capped at full international level.

They won the tournament for the seventh time in May 2008, winning all three of their matches without conceding a goal. Since January 2003, the team has been managed by Paul Fairclough, who used to manage Barnet until he left the club by mutual consent in December 2008.

The team has played in three International Challenge Trophy finals.

James Norwood, last player to score a hat-trick for The Three Lions (in 2013)

Seasons[edit]

2013–14 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Sparta Prague B 2–2 Matty Taylor (2) 21 May 2014
Friendly Jordan U23 1–0 Luke Berry 4 March 2014[1]
Friendly Czech Republic U21 2–2 Fraser Franks, James Norwood (pen) 19 November 2013 [2]
Friendly Latvia U23 0–1 10 September 2013 [3]

2012–13 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Bermuda 6–1 Antoni Sarcevic, Marlon Jackson, James Norwood (3), Andre Gray 4 June 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Turkey A2 0–1 5 February 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U23 2–1 Scott Spencer, Andre Gray 12 September 2012 [4]

2011–12 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Russia U23 0–4 5 June 2012 [5]
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 1–1 Adam Watkins 28 February 2012 [6]
Friendly Gibraltar 1–3 Connor Jennings 15 November 2011 [7]

2010–11 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Portugal U23 0–1 19 May 2011 [8]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U23 1–0 Matthew Barnes-Homer 9 February 2011 [9]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Estonia U23 1–0 Jake Howells 12 October 2010 [10]
Friendly Wales Semi-Pro 2–2 Kyle McFadzean, Alex Rodman 14 September 2010[11]

2009–10 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Republic of Ireland U23 2–1 Andrew Fleming, Max Porter 26 May 2010
Friendly † East of Scotland League XI 1–0 Max Porter 22 May 2010
Friendly Poland U23 2–1 Chris Holroyd, Matthew Barnes-Homer 17 November 2009
Friendly Hungary U23 1–1 Louis Briscoe 15 September 2009
  • † Team appeared as FA Representative XI.[12]

2008–09 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U21 0–1 19 May 2009
Friendly Malta 4–0 Paul Brown, Lee Tomlin, Sean Newton, Shaun Densmore 17 February 2009
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 2–2 Josh Simpson, James Constable 12 Nov 2008
Friendly Bosnia and Herzegovina B 2–6 Luke Moore, Jon Shaw 16 September 2008

2007–08 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Finland 2–0 Michael Morrison, Matthew Tubbs 15 Nov 2007
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Wales Semi-Pro 2–1 Mitchell Cole, Michael Morrison 21 Feb 2008
Four Nations Tournament Gibraltar 1–0 Mitchell Cole 20 May 2008
Four Nations Tournament Scotland 1–0 Steve Morison 22 May 2008
Four Nations Tournament Wales 3–0 Andy Burgess, Michael Morrison, Shaun Harrad 24 May 2008
Friendly Grenada 1–1 Steve Morison 31 May 2008
Friendly Barbados 2–0 Jon Shaw, Russell Penn 2 Jun 2008

2006–07 Results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2005–06 European Challenge Trophy The Netherlands 4–1 Steve Morison, Kieran Charnock, George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith 29 Nov 2006
International Friendly Northern Ireland 1–3 Paul Benson 13 Feb 2007
Four Nations Tournament Republic of Ireland 5–0 Mitchell Cole (3), Glen Southam, Matthew Tubbs 22 May 2007
Four Nations Tournament Scotland 3–0 Andy Burgess, John Grant, Jon Ashton 25 May 2007
Four Nations Tournament Wales 3–0 Gareth Seddon (2), Mitchell Cole 27 May 2007
International Friendly Finland 1–0 Mitchell Cole 1 June 2007

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the friendly match against Latvia U-23s on 10 September 2013 in Jelgava, Latvia.[13]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nathan McDonald (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 23) England Braintree Town
1GK Mitch Walker (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 22) England Dover Athletic
2DF Joe Oastler (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 24) England Aldershot Town
2DF Bradley Wood (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 22) England Alfreton Town
2DF Ben Richards-Everton (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 22) Scotland Partick Thistle
2DF Cheyenne Dunkley (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 22) England Kidderminster Harriers
2DF Danny Andrew (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 23) England Macclesfield Town
2DF Gareth Dean (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990 (age 24) England Nuneaton Town
3MF Keanu Marsh-Brown (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 22) England Barnet
3MF Harrison Dunk (1990-10-25) 25 October 1990 (age 23) England Cambridge United
3MF Ryan Donaldson (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 23) England Cambridge United
3MF Luke Berry2 (1992-07-12) 12 July 1992 (age 22) England Cambridge United
3MF James Armson (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 24) England Nuneaton Town
4FW Jake Hyde (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 24) England Barnet
4FW Matt Taylor (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 (age 23) England Forest Green Rovers
4FW James Norwood (1990-09-05) 5 September 1990 (age 23) England Forest Green Rovers
4FW Louis Moult1 (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 22) England Nuneaton Town

1Added to squad as replacement
2Withdrew

Managers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:England semi-pro international footballers

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Berry nets only goal as England C beat Jordan U23s". 4 March 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Norwood snatches late draw". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Narrow defeat for C team". The Football Association. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gray grabs late winner". The Football Association. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Russia prove too much for C". The Football Association. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/sport/football/local-football/watkins_earns_england_c_a_point_against_italy_1_3574091
  7. ^ "England rocked by Gibraltar". The FA. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Lions lose out to single goal". The FA. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Matt the Hatter sees off Belgium". The FA. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  10. ^ "England C into ICT semis". The FA. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  11. ^ "Bayliss blasts England selectors". North West Evening Mail. 7 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Narrow win for Rep side". The FA. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  13. ^ "Paul Fairclough names his 16 players for Latvia game in September". The FA. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 

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