English in Action

Bank Holiday Weekend Review 4th-7th May

Friday 4th May

Former England U19s international Tatiana Saunders made her debut in the top division of Icelandic Women’s football for FH. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old lost 2-1 away to HK / Víkingur.

Saturday 5th May

Again it was the two English youngsters in Germany who were the standout performers. Jadon Sancho played another full 90 minutes for Borussia Dortmund and assisted their only goal of the game as they suffered a surprise defeat at home to relegation-threatened Mainz.

But it was Ademola Lookman who stole the show again in the Bundesliga, he scored twice as RB Leipzig thrashed Wolfsburg 4-1 as they kept their chances of Champions League qualification alive.

Reece Oxford also made an appearance off the bench for Borussia Mönchengladbach, coming on in the 69th minute to help his side hold onto their 3-1 win over Freiburg.

In was a game of mixed emotions for Dan Crowley but it ultimately ended in disappointment as his side Cambuur blew a 4-1 lead from their first leg to lose on penalties to Dordrecht in the promotion play-offs in the Netherlands. The former Arsenal man picked up an assist but missed his penalty in the crucial shootout.

Chuba Akpom scored his fourth goal in six games but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal as his side Sint-Truiden lost 3-1 to AS Eupen.

In Sweden,  Husqvarna midfielder Ryan Binns scored his first goal of the season but could not prevent a 4-2 loss at home to Ljungskile. The 22-year-old is in his second season with the third-tier club.

Over in the States, it was a very eventful game for Real Monarchs midfielder Charlie Adams. The 23-year-old, formerly of Brentford, picked up an assist in the 6th minute but was later sent off after picking up two bookings. Fortunately, his absence did not seem to deter his side as they defeated Orange County 2-1 with a last minute winner.

Bradley Wright-Phillips continued to do what he does best as he scored for the New York Red Bulls in the 4-0 thrashing over local rivals New York City.

England international Jodie Taylor was also on the scoresheet in the women’s top tier in the US, the NWSL, as she guided Seattle Reign to a 3-2 win over Portland Thorns.

Sunday 6th May

In Germany, Gary Noel kept up his astonishing goal scoring form (since being interviewed by me…) by scoring his sixth goal in as many games to help Lübeck to a 4-0 win away to Borussia Hildesheim.

Mason Mount rounded off a fantastic season on loan at Vitesse with an assist in a 2-2 draw with Willem II.

Lee Tuck scored a penalty for Terengganu, his fifth goal of the season, but they lost 3-2 to Perak in the Malaysian Super League.

Back to the States and NWSL action, Rachel Daly scored her first goal of the season to help secure a 3-2 victory for her side Houston Dash.

Monday 7th May

In Iceland yesterday, Sam Hewson, now in his eighth season of football in Iceland’s top flight, scored in his first game of the season. His goal helped secure a 2-0 victory over Keflavik.

And finally in Finland, Jordan Mustoe and Danny O’Brien both started for SJK but they lost to Lahiti thanks to a 88th minute penalty. O’Brien was making his first start of the season in the Finnish top flight, having impressed for the club’s U23s in the third tier.


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