England Women U-23 denied win late on by Sweden

Freya Gregory scored for England U-23s
Freya Gregory was on target for England U-23s. (Will Palmer/SPP)

England Women’s U-23s draw 1-1 against Sweden in Falkenburg after Freya Gregory’s opener was cancelled out with just four minutes left.

Shannon O’Brien turned a Katie Robinson cross towards goal only for the Swedish ‘keeper to tip it onto the bar, during a goalless first 45.

Freya Gregory came off the bench at half-time and fired over the bar before finding the net midway through the half, when Sweden had failed to clear.

It was then England ‘keeper Emily Ramsey who was forced to tip a shot onto the bar, before Sweden eventually found an equaliser as Matilda Vinberg slotted home.

The post then came to England’s rescue, as Evenlina Duljan was denied a winner.

Mo Marley’s team will be back in action in November when they take on the Netherlands at Walsall FC.

England U-23s: 1 Emily Ramsey (Everton on loan from Manchester United), 2 Jorja Fox (Brighton & Hove Albion on loan from Chelsea), 3 Poppy Pattinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), 4 Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), 5 Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), 6 Mia Ross (Charlton Athletic), 7 Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), 9 Shannon O’Brien (Leicester City), 12 Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur), 14 Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina), 20 Mel Filis (West Ham)

Substitutes: 11 Freya Gregory (Aston Villa) for O’Brien 46, 18 Charlotte Wardlaw (Liverpool on loan from Chelsea) for Pattison 82, 8 Molly Pike (Leicester City) for Kearns 90

Substitutes not used: 10 Laura Blindkilde Brown (Aston Villa), 13 Kayla Rendell (Southampton), 15 Paige Peake (Southampton), 17 Gemma Lawley (Birmingham City), 19 Anouk Denton (University of Louisville), 22 Emily Orman (Chelsea)

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