CHERRIES striker Sam Surridge capped a memorable week by netting on his England under-21 debut during a 2-2 draw in Slovenia tonight.

Having come off the bench as a second-half substitute for Aidy Boothroyd’s men, the forward made a big impression in the 70th minute, pouncing to score after a header from Ben Wilmot had hit the post.

His goal had put the Young Lions 2-0 up in Maribor after Eddie Nketiah had converted a first-half penalty.

It seemed to have put the game beyond doubt but, after all England's good work, they had a moment to forget eight minutes from time.

Tomi Horvat pounced on a poor pass from Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and squared for Petrovic to finish.

Slovenia applied further pressure in the closing minutes and it paid off when Janez Pisek's free-kick found its way through the wall and Ramsdale could not keep it out.

Cherries academy graduate Surridge was only handed his first England age-group opportunity on Sunday night, having received a phone call from Boothroyd when driving back to Dorset from his loan club Swansea.