U18s win, Cooper gets England nodThe Royals Academy got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at Hogwood Park.
Uche Ikpeazu bagged his 19th of the season that was after goals from Jack Stacey and Jake Cooper set the under-18s on their way for their first win of the Elite League phase two. Click here to view the Elite league table or here for our Academy's fixtures.
Royals XI: Lincoln; Long, Hyam, Cooper, Owusu; Kuhl, Shaughnessy, Stacey; Murombedzi, Fosu; Ikpeazu.
There was further good news for Jake Cooper, as the defender received a call up for England's under-18s squad for a friendly against Belgium in two week's time.
Midfielder Tariqe Fosu and centre back Niall Keown are both on standby for the Three Lions' fixture at the Tivoli Stadium - while midfielder Conor Shaughnessy is on standby for Ireland under-17s for their match with Croatia.