Garvan nets for the Republic

IT was an eventful afternoon for Ipswich Town's Owen Garvan in Lithuania yesterday.

IT was an eventful afternoon for Ipswich Town's Owen Garvan in Lithuania yesterday.

The Town star scored one and had a penalty saved as the Republic of Ireland Under-21s finished strongly to claim a comfortable 3-0 win.

Three goals in the last 15 minutes gave Don Givens' side a convincing victory.

Accrington's Jimmy Ryan broke the deadlock in the friendly international, before Ipswich's Owen Garvan doubled the advantage.

An own goal wrapped up the success.

Garvan saw a 55th-minute penalty, awarded after Viktor Pasin handled Eddie Nolan's header across goal, saved by goalkeeper Vytautas Cerniauskas.