USA Hit Eight At La Manga U-19 Tournie

Friday 3rd March

Italy 2-1 Scotland
France 1-1 England 
Sweden 1-2 Denmark
Netherlands 1-3 Germany 
Norway 2-8 USA 

France make-up for own-goal

England earned a point from their La Manga Tournament opener, after being held to a 1-1 draw by France on Friday.

Mo Marley’s team took the lead on 24 minutes with an own goal but Les Bleues levelled matters in the 66th minute.

England U-19s: 13 Sandy MacIver, 2 Maz Pacheco, 3 Anna Patten, 7 Rinsola Babajide, 9 Chloe Kelly, 10 Chloe Peplow, 14 Megan Finnigan, 15 Grace Fisk (capt), 16 Georgia Allen, 19 Georgia Stanway, 20 Ellie Brazil.
Subs: 11 Charlie Wellings for Brazil 25, 17 Mollie Rouse for Stanway 46, 18 Alessia Russo for Allen 90

Scotland lead overturned

Scotland went down 2-1 to Italy although they had gone in front when Courtney Whyte scored from a free kick.

Sofia Cantore levelled by the interval and Benedetta Glionna grabbed a winner with 11 minutes left.

Scotland U-19s: Flaherty, Michie, Paterson, Whyte, Kerr, Gallacher, Hanson, Brown, Adams, Cornet (c), Boyce.
Subs: Dalgliesh, Doran-Barr, Hay, Clachers, McGregor, McLintock, Notley.

USA thrash Norway

Norway opened the scoring against the USA and later levelled at 2-2, before crashing to an 8-2 defeat.

Sarah Lilleberg Suphellen saw her goal eclipsed by an Abi Kim brace before Karoline Heimvik Haugland levelled on 36 minutes.

Jordie Harr made it 3-2 on half time, with Sam Hiatt getting the Americans fourth, Sophie Smith netting a couple, then one each from Civana Kuhlmann and Kelsey Turnbow.

Germany see off Dutch resistance

Germany were 3-1 winners over the Netherlands, although Klara Bühl’s goal was cancelled out by Joelle Smits just before half time. Three minutes into the second half, Kim Fellhauer restored the advantage and Dina Orschmann completed the scoring on the hour mark.

Danes fightback to defeat Swedes

Denmark came from behind to defeat Sweden 2-1, after Ida Strömblad had given the Swedes a 31st-minute lead. The Danes hit back twice in a five-minute spell, as Sofie Svava equalised on 69 minutes and Agnete Nielsen grabbed the decider.

The second round of fixtures is on Sunday.

Photo – USA U-19s. (@ussoccer_ynt)

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