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Talented Newcastle youngster Mackenzie Heaney nets first goal for England

JOY ... Mackenzie Heaney celebrates his goal. PICS: The FA/Getty Images.
JOY ... Mackenzie Heaney celebrates his goal. PICS: The FA/Getty Images.

NEWCASTLE United teenager Mackenzie Heaney marked his third appearance for England’s Under-16s with a well-taken goal yesterday.

The 16-year-old, who represented Scotland at younger age levels, curled a superb shot into the top corner in the Three Lions’ 3-2 loss to Switzerland at St George’s Park.

JOY ... Mackenzie Heaney celebrates his goal. PICS: The FA/Getty Images.

JOY ... Mackenzie Heaney celebrates his goal. PICS: The FA/Getty Images.

It was England’s first match in the UEFA Development Tournament, and they let a two-goal lead slip to lose the game.

The Under-16s are next in action tomorrow, with a game against Slovakia set to kick-off at 1pm, while they face France on Saturday.

Heaney’s involvement in the tournament meant he missed Newcastle’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at St James’s Park yesterday, which the Blues won 3-0 after extra-time.

The midfielder, from Walker, had featured in earlier rounds of the competition, and he tweeted yesterday they would ‘bounce back’ from the loss to Chelsea.

He posted: “Big well done to the boys tonight vs Chelsea! Was never a 3-0 game but we’ll bounce back together in the next game❤.”