N Ireland U21 0 - 2 Serbia U21

Match info: European Under-21 Championship Qualifying - Group 4 at

Date: 15/11/2011 KO: 14:00 Ref: Sergejus Slyva

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

N Ireland U21


Serbia U21

Sasa Markovic 80
Nemanja Gudelj 83 (pen)

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: November 15 2011, 17:41 GMT

Northern Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the 2013 Under-21 European Championship took another blow as they lost 2-0 to Serbia at Coleraine's Showgrounds.

Josh Carson: Hit the bar
Josh Carson: Hit the bar

In what could be manager Steve Beaglehole's final match in charge - his contract expires at the end of the year and the next fixture is not until February - his side lost out to late goals from Sasa Markobic and Nemanja Gedelj.

Beaglehole had a stronger squad than usual available to him with the senior side not in action but even they could not stop a third defeat in five matches.

Ipswich's Josh Carson hit the crossbar and Brentford's Adam Thompson squandered a header before Markobic struck with 10 minutes remaining.

Blackburn defender James Knowles then conceded a penalty three minutes later, with Gedelj converting.


N Ireland U21: Devlin, Hodson, Dudgeon, Clucas, Thompson, Conor McLaughlin, Ferguson (Lavery 79), Carson, Magennis, Grigg (Knowles 46), Gorman (Winchester 79).

Subs Not Used: Drummond, Hegarty, Paddy McLaughlin, Donnelly.

Booked: Carson,Magennis,Knowles.

Serbia U21: Branimir Aleksic, Medojevic, Gudelj, Milunovic (Sasa Markovic 60), Ignjatovic, Duricic, Mladenovic, Lazar Markovic (Despotovic 60), Kojic (Krsticic 88), Milivojevic, Nastasic.

Subs Not Used: Kirovski, Miljkovic, Scepovic, Milanovic.

Booked: Mladenovic,Kirovski.

Goals: Sasa Markovic 80,Gudelj 83 pen.

Ref: Sergejus Slyva (Lithuania).