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Published 07 October 2022 2 min read
Women's U17

Report: England WU17s 11-0 Ukraine

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Natalie Henderson's side clock up double figures in their first UEFA Women's U17 EURO qualifier in Estonia
England Women’s under-17s started their EURO qualifying campaign by hitting double figures in an 11-0 victory over Ukraine.

Natalie Henderson’s squad are in the Estonian capital of Tallinn for their three games this week, and got off to a flying start at the Kadriorg Stadium on Friday afternoon.

It took the Young Lionesses 20 minutes to break the deadlock when Leicester City’s Ava Baker got the first of her four goals, before she added her second from the penalty spot seven minutes later after Mari Ward had been brought down.

Captain Lexi Potter added the third just before the half-hour mark before Michelle Agyemang set up Laila Harbert for the fourth after 32 minutes.

Agyemang then made it five in spectacular fashion by smashing home an acrobatic volley to round off a spell of five goals in 13 minutes.

Baker completed her hat-trick in first-half stoppage time before the teams resumed for the second half.

Ukraine didn’t get much of a break as Potter got her second of the game just four minutes after the restart before Baker added her own fourth and England’s eighth.

A quickfire double in the space of five minutes from Maddy Earl saw the Young Lionesses clock their ninth and tenth before substitute Vivienne Lia completed the scoring in stoppage time.

Henderson’s side will be back in action on Monday afternoon when they play group hosts Estonia.

England: 1 Sophia Poor (Leicester City), 3 Mari Ward (Bristol City), 4 Laila Harbert (Arsenal), 5 Katie Reid (Arsenal), 6 Lucy Newell (West Bromwich Albion), 7 Araya Dennis (Arsenal), 8 Lexi Potter (Chelsea) (c), 9 Michelle Agyemang (Arsenal), 10 Lola Brown (Chelsea), 11 Ava Baker (Leicester City), 12 Maddy Earl (Arsenal)

Substitutes: 14 Zara Shaw (Liverpool) for Reid 56, 19 Ruby-Rae Tucker (Aston Villa) for Agyemang 56, 17 Vivienne Lia (Arsenal) for Baker 56, 15 Lola Nesbeth (Chelsea) for Potter 68, 20 Grace Nascimento (Aston Villa) for Dennis 68,

Substitutes not used:
13 Katie Cox (Chelsea), 2 Daisy Hind (Chelsea), 16 Scarlett Kagalwala (Chelsea), 18 Ruby Seaby (Arsenal),

Head coach: Natalie Henderson

Goals: Ava Baker 20, 27 (pen), 45, 56, Lexi Potter 29, 49, Laila Harbert 32, Michelle Agyemang 33, Maddy Earl 66, 71, Vivienne Lia 90