There are not many 16-year-olds far from home fending for themselves, but Matthew Smyth is an independent sort. He’s on a two year scholarship with Stevenage as he pursues his dream of a professional career in the beautiful game.
Matty shines at the back for Northern Ireland
Ballinamallard Youth defender Matthew Smyth shone for Northern Ireland Schoolboys on Friday night as they overcame the mighty England with a 1-0 victory in the Victory Shield.
Second time around for Juniors
For two of the Junior squad it is their second Milk Cup in as many years.