Coasters’ summer signing Jordan Tunnicliffe featured as a new-look England C team beat Panjab FA 2-1 at Solihull Moors.
The 23-year-old defender, who joined from Kidderminster Harriers last week, made his international debut as a late substitute.
After a promising start, Paul Fairclough’s team broke the deadlock on 34 minutes.
A turn of pace from Darren McQueen saw him break beyond the Panjab defence and latch on to Chester’s James Alabi’s net through ball before the Ebbsfleet United frontman finished over the advancing keeper Ash Malhotra.
Panjab got back on level terms 10 minutes after the restart. Rajpal Virk was brought down by Ryan Croasdale 25 yards out, Gurjit Singh’s subsequent free-kick was parried by keeper James Montgomery, but Raspal Virk was well-placed to fire in the loose ball.
Seven minutes later McQueen hit the winner. David Ferguson put in a brilliant low cross and McQueen hooked his effort into the far corner via a deflection.
England: James Montgomery (Gateshead); Keaton Wood (Dartford), Callum Howe (Lincoln City), Kevin Lokko (Maidstone United), David Ferguson (Darlington); Gus Mafuta (Gateshead), Ryan Croasdale (Kidderminster Harriers); Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham & Redbridge), Darren McQueen (Ebbsfleet United), Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United); James Alabi (Chester)
Substitutes: Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United) for Mafuta 65′, Morgan Ferrier (Boreham Wood for Alabi 73′, Joe Ironside (Kidderminster Harriers) for McQueen 82′, George Carline (Solihull Moors) for Taylor 85′, Jordan Tunnicliffe (AFC Fylde) for Howe 88′.