Report: England WU19s 2-1 Norway
England women’s Under-19s got their Algarve Cup campaign underway with a 2-1 win against Norway.
Coaches Emma Coates and Gemma Davies have taken a development squad covering two age groups to Portugal, with this the first of three matches taking place for the Under-19s and Under-18s during the next week.
Coates’ WU19s had taken the lead around the hour mark through Lucia Kendall at the Stadium Vila Real de Santo Antonio but the advantage was short-lived as Norway responded almost immediately through captain Signe Gaupset.
But with just a few minutes remaining, Kendall grabbed her second of the game to secure victory.
Next up for the Young Lionesses development squad will be the Under-18s’ match with Portugal tonight at 7pm, before the WU19s will be back in action on Monday against the Netherlands (1pm).
England: 1 Khiara Keating (Manchester City); 2 Lucy Parry (Hibernian, on loan from Liverpool), 5 Grace Gillard (Syracuse University), 6 Hannah Silcock (Liverpool), 3 Katie Dungate (Chelsea); 4 Halle Houssein (West Ham United), 8 Lucia Kendall (Southampton), 10 Sarah Brasero (Ipswich Town); 7 Freya Godfrey (Ipswich Town, dual contract with Arsenal), 11 Keira Barry (Manchester United, dual contract with Derby County), 9 Emma Thompson (Lewes, on loan from Chelsea)
Substitutes: 14 Mia Enderby (Sheffield United) for Thompson 64, 16 Grace Palmer (Lewes) for Houssein 64, 12 Olivia Mcloughlin (Aston Villa) for Barry 77, 17 Mackenzie Smith (Nottingham Forest, dual contract with Leicester City) for Silcock 90
Substitutes not used: 13 Hannah Poulter (Reading), 22 Natalie Negri (Crystal Palace), 15 Jessica Simpson (Manchester United)
Head coach: Emma Coates
Goals: Lucia Kendall 60. 87