First Team

Jambos get international goals

20th November 2019

Michael Smith opened his international account in style last night with a stunning goal against Germany.

The Jambos full-back rifled a tremendous 25-yard right-foot shot beyond Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to give Northern Ireland the lead in Frankfurt.

Hosts Germany ultimately proved too strong, running out 6-1 winners over Michael O’Neill’s side in their last Euro 2020 qualifying match.

Steven Naismith also got his name on the scoresheet last night, netting for Scotland against Kazakhstan.

Captain again, Naisy added the second between a John McGinn brace as Scotland came from 1-0 down to win 3-1 and finish third in the group.

Elsewhere, Aidan Keena won his second Republic of Ireland U21 cap as they thrashed Sweden 4-1 yesterday.

Keena was an 89th minute substitute as Ireland consolidated their position at the top of their U21 Euro 2021 qualifying group.