Ngunga brace sees England U-19s beat Ireland

Jessica Ngunga (The FA via Getty Images)

England U-19s were 3-1 winners over Republic of Ireland in the second of their matches in Portugal, Jessica Ngunga netting a second-half brace.

Lois Joel opened the scoring for the Young Lionesses on 28 minutes, with Saorise Noonan levelling just after the hour mark.

Ngunga restored England’s lead within 2 minutes and sealed the victory with her second goal 5 minutes from time.

England had drawn 1-1 with Norway two days before, Ella Toone equalising 10 minutes after going behind to a 72nd-minute Sophie Roman Haug effort.

The Young Lionesses next face the Netherlands in the Algarve on Sunday lunchtime.