Dan Ballard celebrates after opening the scoring for Northern Ireland in the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at the  LFF Stadium in Vilnius. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Lithuania 1 Northern Ireland 4 Shayne Lavery and Daniel Ballard scored their first international goals as Northern Ireland breathed life into their W(...)

 Ian Baraclough:  ‘If we can take three points from this game, the Swiss have to play Italy [on Sunday] so by the time we play the Swiss we could be two points behind.’  Photograph:  William Cherry/Presseye

Ian Baraclough has urged Northern Ireland’s youngsters to seize their chance after Stuart Dallas was added to an already lengthy list of absentees for(...)