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International Adventures Part Two

More mixed fortunes for U's trio

21 November 2019

Colchester United's trio have completed their second international games of the break and are on their way back to the U's

It was the final game in the qualifiers for Euro 2020, and Malta had no chance of qualifying from Group F. They played Norway, who were also unable to qualify, after Spain had taken the top spot, closely followed by Sweden.

Once again, Luke Gambin was left on the bench as the match kicked off. Norway scored an early goal through Bournemouth striker Joh King, before Malta struck back.

Scoring their first international goal since March of this year, they were level just before the break. Norway took all three points with a second half strike, as Luke Gambin remained on the bench.

Guyana were the next team to play with a Colchester United international among their squad, and for the second game running Callum Harriott lined up in the starting eleven for the South American team.

The team were looking for another positive result as they travelled to Jamaica on the back of a home win against Aruba on Friday night.

Guyana took the lead just before half time, only to be pegged back five minutes after the restart. Harriott remained on the pitch until the seventy third minute, when he was taken off as his team looked to retake the lead.

They were unable to regain the advantage they held for a short period, as the final whistle blew with the scores level at 1-1.

Brandon Comley was last on his international journey, with his Monserrat teammates travelling to St Lucia on Tuesday night.

Once again, Comley was in the starting line-up for the game that Guyana needed to win to ensure second place in the group, against a St Lucia side coming off the back of their first win in the tournament.

The home side won 1-0 against the Dominican Republic national team in their previous game and were full of confidence.

But thirty five minutes into the first half, Monserrat took the lead - and with the Dominican Republic losing out 2-0 in the other game, that second place was there for the taking.

Monserrat held on to take the win, with the Colchester United midfielder playing the whole game, and anchoring the midfield.

The three U’s players will return to north Essex later in the week to link up with the rest of the squad, as the focus turns to the game at Cheltenham on Saturday.

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