- Under 21's PDS
4 December 2023
Bromley defender Jack Holland started and scored for England C this afternoon at Gander Green Lane as the three lions took on Slovakia Under 21s.
England went 1-0 down but Jack Holland equalised before coming off injured.
An interview with Jack following the game can be found by clicking here>
Paul Fairclough’s side went on to lose 4-3 to a last minute freekick.
Matt Hall was at the game this afternoon and his summary can be found below…
Having fallen 1-0 down early on, and at one point having led 3-1, an England C side boasting Bromley’s Jack Holland lost out to a gifted and spirited Slovakia U-21 side deep into injury time.
The game was an end to end affair throughout, with both sides creating good chances. The visitors took the lead after Lukas Haraslin cut in and unleashed a powerful, angled drive which beat Brandon Hall at his far post, despite the Ebbsfleet man getting a hand to it.
The main moment came soon after though as our man Jack Holland headed home from close range to level things up after sustained England pressure. Sadly for Jack though, it was to be his last action of the game as he limped off immediately after his goal, and was replaced by Sutton United’s Louis John. And it was that man who put England in front just before half time, before heading the Lions into a two goal cushion in the second half.
However, it was then that Slovakia really turned on the style. Almost immediately, Tomas Huk responded with a well timed header from a corner. Soon after, a superb route one move was finished off clinically by Michal Fasko to level things up. Having had a penalty shout turned down, the blues rallied late on and a free kick on the edge of the box was delightfully blasted home by Fasko to win it for the visitors at the very last gasp.
Jack Holland’s performance: the versatile Bromley man looked assured and confident in the time he played, snuffing out the visitors’ dangerous attack on several occasions, as well as leading vocally from the back. Having chipped in with the equalising goal, Holland was substituted due to injury around the 35 minute mark.
Great to see so many Bromley fans wearing their shirts proudly and supporting Jack. A fantastic effort!