Upcoming Cumbrian goalkeeper James Trafford helped the English under 18 win Poland.

The 17-year-old from Greysouthen near Cockermouth started for the young Lions when they won 5-2 in Oppeln.

It saw James, who is in Manchester City's books, his second U18 international match of the season, as he continued his rise through the international lineup.

The teenager follows in the footsteps of Cumbrian Dean Henderson, who first sat in the Czech Republic on the bench of the international national team and rose in the age groups of his country.

Farmer's son James, who was at the Carlisle United Academy before moving to Man City at the age of 12, was called up for three caps in Ian Foster's U18 squad within six days.

They meet in Senec on Monday in Slovakia, before they compete against Leverkusen on Wednesday against Austria.

England's team in Poland also included newcomer Rochdale Luke Matheson, who recently met Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

The former schoolboy of Cockermouth, James, is highly esteemed in City. His 18-year-old team-mate includes striker Liam Delap, son of ex-Carlisle, derby and Stoke favorite Rory.

The young goalkeeper played in the past season eight times for the U17 national team of England.