Sunday 18 August 2019

Captain Collins on target for Stoke

Irish teen Nathan Collins had a night to remember as he took the captain's armband for Championship side Stoke City and then scored the goal which puts them into the next round of the League Cup. Stock photo
Irish teen Nathan Collins had a night to remember as he took the captain's armband for Championship side Stoke City and then scored the goal which puts them into the next round of the League Cup. Stock photo
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Irish teen Nathan Collins had a night to remember as he took the captain's armband for Championship side Stoke City and then scored the goal which puts them into the next round of the League Cup.

Dubliner Collins has already been name-checked by Mick McCarthy and the 18-year-old did his cause no harm last night, scoring on 10 minutes to give Stoke a 1-0 win away to Wigan.

Mick McCarthy went to Kenilworth Road for his scouting mission and while James Collins did not feature for Luton Town, the Ireland boss saw Alan Judge play for Ipswich Town in a 3-1 defeat.

Richie Towell started for Salford City as they were trounced 3-0 at home to Leeds United while Dara O'Shea had a tough debut for West Brom, the Baggies beaten 2-1 at home by Millwall.

On the domestic front, Aaron Dobbs hit a brace as Longford Town had to come from behind to beat Athlone 3-1 and set up a trip to Bohemians in the second round of the FAI Cup.

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