Coasters midfielder Ryan Croasdale captained England C to victory as they defeated Estonia U23 at The Breyer Group stadium on Wednesday evening.

Midfielder James Hardy also impressed for the Three Lions as a second-half penalty from Havant and Waterlooville striker Alfie Pavey was converted to secure victory for England C.

England controlled the first half as Salford City’s Tom Walker brought the ball from midfield before setting up Hardy to strike. The youngster flashed a controlled strike narrowly wide after some stunning build-up play from the Three Lions.

England were awarded a penalty on the 65TH minute as former Coasters man Laurence Maguire was pulled back by and Estonian defender Alfie Pavey stepped up and smashed his effort past the goalkeeper.

As the game came to an end both managers continued to make changes but Fylde men Croasdale and Hardy both stayed on for the full 90 minutes as England secured the win.

ENGLAND: Ben Killip (Ryan Huddart 51), Robbie Tinkler, Marvin Ekpiteta, Laurence Maguire (Luke Pennell 87), Jerome Binnom-Williams (Joe Millish 51), Ryan Croasdale, Alfie Pavey (Kurt Willoughby 75), Thomas Walker (Joshua Taylor 72), Wesley Fonguck, James Hardy, Ed Williams

ESTONIA: Richard Aland, Vladimir Avilov, Joseph Saliste (Alger Dzumadic 88), Hindrek Ojamaa, Gerdo Juhkam, Kevin Kauber (Roman Sobtsenko 58), Robert Kirss(C), Kaspar Paur (Andre Paju 76), Maksim Gussey (Sander Kapper 58), , Tauno Tekko (Rasmus Peetson 76), Tristan Koskor

SUBS: Magnus Karofeld, Janar Ounap