CHERRIES defender Baily Cargill endured a tough night as England under-20s twice fought back from behind in a 3-3 draw with Morocco at the Toulon Tournament.

The Three Lions were caught cold despite taking an early lead through Birmingham’s Demarai Gray as Morocco rattled home two goals in as many minutes.

Reda Hajhouj’s deflected free-kick quickly restored parity after England keeper Christian Walton had handled outside the penalty area and within a minute, Cargill unwittingly played a part in Morocco’s second.

The 19-year-old, making his third appearance for Aidy Boothroyd’s side, got caught in possession with Achraf Bencharki applying the simple finish.

England were visibly rattled by the double setback but gathered their composure to level through Duncan Watmore, only for Bencharki to nudge Morocco in front again shortly before half-time.

Cargill was withdrawn at the break but matters got worse when England’s Dominic Iofra was sent off for a second bookable offence and it was left to Chuba Akpom to save the day with a late equaliser to spare England’s blushes.

It was the first of four group games for England with Ivory Coast (tomorrow, 4pm), Mexico (Wednesday, 6pm) and China (next Friday, 6pm) all to come.