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Published 02 September 2022 4 min read
Women's U23

Norway 1-2 England WU23s

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Mo Marley's team pick up an impressive result in Moss in their first game of the 2022-23 campaign
England Women’s under-23s beat Norway by 2-1 on Friday afternoon to get their new season off to a winning start.

Mo Marley’s side made the trip to Moss for the game and were put through their paces by their hosts before emerging with a hard-fought victory.

There wasn’t a great deal between the teams in the opening 45 minutes, with the game still tightly poised at the break.

But the Young Lionesses upped the ante after half time and took the lead with just less than 20 minutes to go when Missy-Bo Kearns’ corner kick was fumbled by the Norwegian goalkeeper Selma Panengstuen into her own goal.

With the game going into added time, England doubled their advantage when a flowing move down the left saw the ball worked into Kearns. The Liverpool midfielder made no mistake by coolly slotting a low finish past Panengstuen

There was still time for the hosts to pull a goal back through Emilie Bragstad in the third minute of added time, but it was too little too late as England held on for the win.
England: 1 Emily Ramsey (Everton, loan from Manchester United), 2 Jorja Fox (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan from Chelsea), 3 Poppy Pattinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), 4 Missy-Bo Kearns (Liverpool), 5 Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), 6 Anna Patten (Aston Villa, loan from Arsenal), 7 Jess Park, 8 Shannon O’Brien (Leicester City), 9 Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur), 10 Grace Clinton (Manchester United), 11 Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Substitutes: 12 Taylor Hinds (Liverpool) for Park 46, 20 Aggie Beever-Jones (Chelsea) for Pattinson 46, 18 Molly Pike (Leicester City) for O’Brien 62, 19 Angela Addison (Charlton Athletic) for Naz 72, 16 Laura Blinkilde-Brown (Aston Villa) for Clinton 83, 15 Kiera Skeels (Charlton Athletic) for Fox 83

Substitutes not used: 13 Fran Bentley (Bristol City), 14 Tara Bourne (Birmingham City, loan from Manchester United), 17 Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina), 21 Freya Gregory (Aston Villa), 22 Khiara Keating (Manchester City), 23 Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Head coach: Mo Marley

Goals: Selma Panengstuen (OG) 72, Missy-Bo Kearns 90+2