Published 27 March 2022 2 min read
Report: Poland 0-1 England WU17s
John Salomon's side enjoy victory over WU17 EURO group hosts on Sunday afternoon
England Women's under-17s got their first win of this week's Euro qualifying round on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over group hosts Poland.
A goal from Ava Baker just before the half-hour mark was enough to seal the win for John Salomon's side in Krakow as they now approach Wednesday's decisive final game with Croatia.
Catching Poland on the counter attack, Maddy Earl picked up the ball in her own half before sliding a perfect pass for Baker ddown the left channel.
And the Leicester City forward made no mistake, to draw the ‘keeper before rolling a slick angled finish with her left foot past a despairing Polish defence.
The Young Lionesses kicked-off their group games with a narrow 2-1 defeat against France last week and now know they need a win in their last game to stand a chance of progressing to this summer's Finals.
England: 13 Hannah Poulter (Reading): 19 Jessica Simpson (Manchester United), 3 Brooke Aspin (Bristol City) ©, 15 Jessica Osborne (Florida Elite Soccer Academy), 6 Ria Bose (Chelsea), 16 Lexi Potter (Chelsea), 11 Keira Flannery (Arsenal), 12 Shauna Guyatt (Chelsea), 10 Maddy Earl (Arsenal), 4 Ava Baker (Leicester City), 2 Michelle Agyemang (Arsenal), 5 Keira Barry (Manchester United)
Substitutions: 9 Mia Enderby (Sheffield United) for Barry 46, 14 Lois Marley-Paraskevas (Manchester City) for Agyemang 61, 17 Evie Rabjohn (Aston Villa) for Aspin, 7 Grace Ede (Sunderland) for Earl 76, 18 Katie Ramsden (Leeds United) for Baker 90.
Substitutes not used: 20 Mackenzie Smith (Leicester City), 1 Grace Pilling (Manchester City), 8 Jemima Dahou (Manchester City)
Goals: Ava Baker 28
Head coach: John Salomon