Belgium Inflict Blow To England U-19 Hopes

Mo Marley’s side went into their second Elite Qualifying Round game on the back of a 1-0 victory against Austria on Tuesday.

Belgium 1-0 England

UEFA European Women’s U19 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
1.30pm, Thursday 7 April 2016
Linkoping Arena, Sweden

But a free-kick from Laura Gorniak in the 40th minute proved the difference on Thursday afternoon, despite some late pressure from the Lionesses in Linkoping.

The final game of the group takes place on Sunday against host nation Sweden, where England know they will have to win if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the Euro Finals in Slovakia this summer.

England U-19s: 1 Alex McIver (Manchester City); 2 Eloise Wilson (Bristol City), 5 Grace Fisk (Millwall Lionesses), 6 Gabrielle George (Everton), 3 Mayumi Pacheco (Liverpool); 17 Emma Kelly (Sunderland), 15 Megan Finnigan (Everton), 14 Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City), 16 Mollie Green (Liverpool); 8 Sophie Stamp (Hull City), 9 Lucy Loomes (Millwall Lionesses)

Substitutes: 10 Jenna Legg (Chelsea) for Stamp 61, 18 Rinsola Babajide (Millwall Lionesses) for Green 67

Substitutes not used: 13 Sian Rogers (Arsenal), 4 Zoe Cross (Chelsea), 12 Atlanta Primus (Yeovil Town)

Head coach: Mo Marley

Goals: N/A

Cautions: Sophie Stamp (14), Garielle George 25, Megan Finnigan 28

Source – www.thefa.com

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