MEIKLE PLAYS 78 MINUTES FOR ENGLAND C IN RUSSIA
5 June 2012
Meikle is substituted after 78 minutes, photo from Russian TV coverage
Photo from Lindon Meikle twitter feed
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Tuesday 5th June, 2012 - Mansfield Town
Meikle Can't Stop England C Defeat
Mansfield Town winger Lindon Meikle picked up his second England C cap as Paul Fairclough's men went down 4-0 to Russia in their ICT Group A clash in Moscow.
The Stags midfielder began the match and played for 78 minutes as England found themselves very much second best to a strong home side who are set to play in the London Olympics.
Russia's opening goal came in bizarre circumstances halfway through the first period as goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge's clearance was deflected into an empty net.
The hosts then doubled their advantage just before the interval directly from a wide free-kick.
They added a third early in the second-half and netted a late penalty to put the game well beyond their opponent's grasp.
England C, who have one point from their two games so far, play their final group match in Belgium in September.