Print Edition - 2017-06-04  |  Sports Digest

NIreland receive boost from Boyce

- AFP, BELFAST

Jun 4, 2017-

Liam Boyce’s first international goal gave Northern Ireland a 1-0 win over New Zealand on Friday and an ideal boost ahead of a pivotal 2018 World Cup qualifier with Azerbaijan. The 26-year-old Ross County striker — who finished top scorer in the Scottish Premiership with 23 goals — struck in the sixth minute of the friendly for his maiden goal in his ninth appearance for his country. The visitors rarely threatened — experienced central defender Jonny Evans holding the line superbly — with their only strike of note from substitute Kosta Barbarouses which came back off the woodwork. 

Published: 04-06-2017 08:57

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