County teenager is England hero

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Derbyshire teenager Mason Bennett was the star of the show at the B2net Stadium when England U16s defeated Northern Ireland 3-1 in the Victory Shield international on Tuesday evening.

For Mason, who hails from Shirebrook and is with Derby County, scored two of the goals.

The other England strike came from Chelsea’s Conor Hunte.

According to the Football Association, the attendance of 4,126 was “excellent”.