#WU17EURO: Young Lionesses through to Elite Round

Maria edwards scored in England U-17s win
Maria Edwards was one of England U-17s’ goalscorers today. ( Photo: Jon Super for FA)

England reached the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship Elite Round with a game to spare after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0.

The win over the mini-tournament hosts followed on from Monday’s 2-0 defeat of Croatia and means Lydia Bedford’s side only need to draw against Belgium on Sunday to finish top of the group.

Chelsea’s Aggie Beever-Jones opened the scoring on 14 minutes and Maria Edwards made it 2-0 before the break.

Lucy Watson extended the lead early in the second half and Maisie Symonds added a fourth with just under quarter of an hour remaining.

England (4-3-3): 13 Sophie Hillyerd (Bristol City); 20 Ruby Mace (Arsenal), 4 Anouk Denton (Arsenal), 10 Jorja Fox (Chelsea), 3 Anna Phillips (Manchester City); 18 Mia Ross (Liverpool), 17 Maria Edwards (Manchester United), 16 Maisie Symonds (Chelsea); 19 Deearna (Missy) Goodwin (Birmingham City), 15 Lucy Watson (Doncaster Rovers Belles), 2 Aggie Beever-Jones (Chelsea).

Substitutes: 8 Freya Gregory (Birmingham City) for Phillips 65, 5 Caitlin Smith (Chelsea) for Fox 65, 12 Lexi Lloyd-Smith (Chelsea) for Watson 76, 7 Emily Murphy (Chelsea) for Edwards 77.

Substitutes not used: 1 Frances Angel (Brighton & Hove Albion), 6 Charlotte Wardlaw (capt; Chelsea), 9 Jessica Brown (Sunderland), 11 Laura Brown (Birmingham City), 14 Lucy O’Brien (MK Dons).

#WU17EURO Qual Rd: Young Lionesses make winning start