Two brawls, four red cards mar Under-19 Milk Cup match

Northern Ireland beat Mexico 2-1 in the game at the Coleraine Showgrounds

The players from Mexico and Northern Ireland square up in an Under-19 Milk Cup match at the Coleraine Showgrounds

The players from Mexico and Northern Ireland square up in an Under-19 Milk Cup match at the Coleraine Showgrounds

 

Two vicious, mass brawls marred the U19 Milk Cup game between Northern Ireland and Mexico at the Coleraine Showgrounds on last night.

Mexico’s Victor Guzman had struck just after the half-time break, but Northern Ireland’s Mikhail Kennedy and Sean Mullan later put the hosts in the lead.

The first scuffle occured at a corner in the 57th minute which saw three, players, Mexico’s Raul Monala Gudino and Carlos Arreola and the Robbie McDaid from the home side given red cards for violent conduct.

In the final minute of the game Kevin Gutierrez was sent off for kicking out. The result stood.

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