Ireland draw with England in Under-21 tournament Mossley clash

The four-nations under-21 tournament is taking place at Mossley just outside Belfast

Ireland kept alive their hopes of winning the men's Under-21 four-nations tournament at Mossley as they drew 1-1 against England on Wednesday evening.

With world under-21 champions Germany beating Scotland 4-0 on Wednesday, the Irish lead the table although Germany and England have a game in hand.

Luke Taylor put England ahead on eight minutes with Lee Cole levelling on 25.

Ireland face Germany on Thursday night (19:00) with England taking on Scotland earlier (17:00).

The tournament has had to be extended on to Friday morning when England will face Germany in the re-arranged match from Tuesday night.

Tuesday's scheduled second game had to be postponed following snow.

In Tuesday's tournament opener, Ireland defeated Scotland 5-1.

The weather conditions were again terrible on Wednesday evening but Ireland and England served up an entertaining contest.

After the first-half goals, both teams had chances in the second half and Irish goalkeeper Mark Ingram made a couple of fine saves.

Four Nations Under-21 Tournament fixtures/results

Tuesday 11 February

Ireland 5-1 Scotland

England P-P Germany

Wednesday 12 February

Germany 4-0 Scotland

Ireland 1-1 England

Thursday 13 February

England v Scotland (17:00 GMT)

Ireland v Germany (19:00)

Friday 14 February

Germany v England (08:00)