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International Dons

16 October 2013

MK Dons trio Lee Hodson, Samir Carruthers and Brendan Galloway all played 90 minutes for their national sides on Tuesday.

Hodson and Northern Ireland restored some pride in their final World Cup qualifier, by drawing 1-1 with Israel in Tel Aviv to finish fifth in Group F.

The Northern Irish, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Azerbaijan on Friday night, went behind on 43 minutes courtesy of an Eden Ben Basat goal but Steven Davis’ well-struck low shot with 20 minutes remaining secured a point for Michael O’Neill’s side.

Hodson, earning his 13th full international cap, played at right-back for Northern Ireland, who went close to winning the game late-on through Martin Paterson but Israel keeper Dudu Aouate saved brilliantly.

Elsewhere, Galloway, 17, played the full game at centre-back for the Young Lions at St. George’s Park yesterday afternoon, as Neil Dewsnip’s side saw off Hungary with a convincing 4-0 win.

A brace apiece from Liverpool’s Ryan Kent and Middlesbrough’s Bradley Fewster sealed England’s victory in the first-half with Galloway and the defence holding the Hungarians to a blank at the other end.


Finally, Carruthers got another 90 minutes under his belt for Republic of Ireland Under-21s in their 1-0 defeat to Romania.

The Boys in Green conceded the decisive goal from Martin Madalin in the 54th minute, a strike which sees them fall to fourth place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 table, just three points off the bottom.

Carruthers, who was booked in the first half, performed well for the Young Irish side, drawing several free-kicks and having a couple of efforts narrowly miss the target.

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