Now you see it, now you don’t – Northern Irish and Arsenal FC youngster lights up U16 match with this inventive move on the ball
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Now you see it, now you don’t – Northern Irish and Arsenal FC youngster lights up U16 match with this inventive move on the ball

ARSENAL FC are known for liking their players to have a bit of flair about them, and in 15-year-old Derry native Jordan McEneff they seem to have a real prospect on their hands.

The teenager, who is on the books at Arsenal’s youth academy, produced an outrageous piece of skill in a recent match between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Under-16s.

The match took place in Orium in Edinburgh and was part of the Victory Shield, a youth tournament involving Northern Ireland, the Republic, Scotland and Wales.

Representing Northern Ireland, McEneff was on the losing side, but his moment of magic lit up a match which was watched by over 8,000 people having been streamed live on YouTube.

McEneff had already made an impression on the game having come close to grabbing a dramatic equaliser just before half-time with a long-range effort which rattled the Republic’s crossbar.

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But he saved the best for last with this inventive trick that would normally be associated with a player of South American origin.