Young internationals in action

Promising young West Ham United duo Deniz Mehmet and Filip Modelski squared off in a Under-19 friendly on Thursday.

Mehmet's Turkey lost 2-1 to Modelski's Poland at the Bolu Ataturk stadium, with both Academy aces getting a full 90 minutes under their belt. The contest, which the Poles won with a last-gasp goal, followed a 2-0 win for Turkey in the first meeting between the nations two days previously.

Meanwhile, young attacker Kieran Sadlier, 16, helped the Republic of Ireland win through to the Elite Round of qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European U17 Championship in Malta. The Irish beat the mini-tournament hosts 3-1 last Saturday before a 2-0 defeat of Albania on Monday. They finished with a 1-0 defeat by Norway on Thursday.