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Published 11 April 2023 4 min read
Women's U19

Report: England WU19s 0-1 Spain

Written by:

Frank Smith

Jone Amezaga’s goal ensures it is Spain who qualify for this summer's UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship 

England women’s under-19s have missed out on qualification for this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Spain.

The Young Lionesses drew 1-1 with Slovenia and beat Belarus 5-2 in their first two matches for the second round of qualification.

It meant Emma Coates’ side went into Tuesday’s final qualifier at Colovray sports centre in Nyon knowing they needed to win, with only one team progressing and Spain top after two wins from two.

England started the stronger but it was Spain who were to be victorious after Jone Amezaga’s goal just after the half-hour mark.

Sheffield United's Mia Enderby battling for England WU19s against Spain in Nyon
Sheffield United's Mia Enderby battling for England WU19s against Spain in Nyon

Only the side top in each qualifying group will reach the eight-team Women’s Under-19 Championship finals in Belgium, with the tournament taking place between 18-30 July. 

England: 1 Khiara Keating (Coventry United, on loan from Manchester City), 2 Lucy Parry (Hibernian, on loan from Liverpool) (c), 4 Annie Hutchings (Blackburn Rovers, dual registered with Manchester City), 5 Naomi Layzell (Bristol City), 6 Hannah Silcock (Liverpool), 7 Mia Enderby (Sheffield United), 8 Lucia Kendall (Southampton), 9 Elysia Boddy (Bristol City), 10 Olivia McLoughlin (Birmingham City, on loan from Aston Villa), 11 Freya Godfrey (Ipswich Town, dual registered with Arsenal), 14 Evie Rabjohn (Aston Villa)

Substitutes: 17 Alex Hennessy (Charlton Athletic) for McLoughlin 61, 18 Katy Watson (Sunderland) for Enderby 75, 20 Grace Gillard (Syracuse University) for Silcock 89

Substitutes not used: 13 Faye Kirby (Liverpool), 3 Mackenzie Smith (Nottingham Forest, dual registered with Leicester City), 12 Katie Dungate (Chelsea), 15 Emily Brough (Clemson University), 16 Grace Palmer (Lewes), 19 Leyla O’Brien (MK Dons, dual registered with Arsenal)

Head coach: Emma Coates