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Published 09 November 2022 4 min read
England Youth Teams

Report: England WU18s 1-5 Portugal

Written by:

Frank Smith

Keira Flannery grabbed England women's Under-17s' goal as they endured a tough evening against their hosts

England WU18s were beaten 5-1 by Portugal on Wednesday evening.

A development squad consisting of players eligible for the Under-18s and Under-19s have travelled to Portugal for three matches.

The WU19s got things underway on Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Norway in the Algarve Cup, which was swiftly followed by the WU18s’ match with Portugal.

England WU18s had taken the lead on 41 minutes when Keira Flannery scored with a low shot from outside the box which the goalkeeper was unable to save.

But on the stroke of half time, Portugal equalised through Maria Ferreira and the hosts would go on to score four in the second period.

Daniela Santos made it 2-1 when she scored from close range from a corner and within three minutes, it was 3-1 when Ana Carolina latched on to a through-ball to score.

An own-goal from Katie Reid then made it 4-1 before Beatriz Nogueira completed the scoring with a side-footed finish into the bottom corner.

Next up for the Young Lionesses is the WU19s’ game with Netherlands on Monday (kick-off 1pm GMT).

England: 1 Lucy Jones (Birmingham City); 2 Katie Ramsden (Manchester City), 5 Katie Reid (Arsenal), 6 Isabel Milne (Chelsea), 3 Megan Collett (Southampton); 4 Annie Hutchings (Manchester City), 8 Keira Flannery (West Ham United), 10 Grace Ede (Sunderland, dual contract with Manchester City); 7 Katy Watson (Sunderland), 11 Ava Baker (Leicester City), 9 Georgia Mullet (Aston Villa)

Substitutions: 16 Lois Marley-Paraskevas (Manchester City) for Collett 17, 13 Hannah Poulter (Reading) for Jones 45, 17 Jemima Dahou (Manchester City) for Ede 45, 15 Aimee Claypole (Chelsea) for Mullet 45, 14 Abi Loydon (West Bromwich Albion) for Flannery 55

Substitutions not used: 12 Megan Shaw (Aston Villa)

Head coach: Gemma Davies 

Goals: Keira Flannery 41