Hall on England high

Robert Hall has a final to look forward to on Monday after he scored his first goal for England as the Under-16s made it three wins from three in the prestigious international Montaigu Tournament.

The 15-year-old West Ham United forward struck the opening goal of Saturday's 3-0 win against Ivory Coast that completed a tremendous week for the Young Lions. Last week, England had won 3-0 against United Arab Emirates and defeated Russia by a 3-1 scoreline. Hall is one of the youngest members of Kenny Swain's squad.

Last autumn, Hall helped England win the Victory Shield and they look in prime position to defend their Montaigu title. Having won Group B with a perfect record, they will face Group A's top team Germany in Monday afternoon's final before heading home to their clubs. Hall has already made his Under-18 breakthrough this season with four goal from seven appearances.