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Published 16 February 2023 2 min read
Women's U19

Report: England WU19s 1-2 Germany

Written by:

Jessica Bird

Young Lionesses begin tournament in Spain with narrow defeat
England women’s under-19s were unfortunate to end on the losing side against Germany in their opening game of La Nucia International Tournament in Spain.

Emma Coates and her side are in Alicante for the tournament this week and kicked-off against the Germans on Thursday evening.

And after falling behind to their opponents just after the quarter-hour mark, Freya Godfrey equalised within five minutes with a smart finish when one-on-one with the ‘keeper.

It was all square at the break and there were chances at both ends in the second half for either team to snatch the win.

But it was Germany who made the breakthrough, scoring in the 81st minute to make a winning start to the tournament.

The Young Lionesses will be back in action on Tuesday 21 February, when they take on Switzerland at La Nucia Stadium.
England WU19s' head coach Emma Coates and her team played the first of two games this month
England WU19s' head coach Emma Coates and her team played the first of two games this month
England: 1 Natalia Negri (Crystal Palace), 2 Lucy Parry (Hibernian, on loan from Liverpool) (c ), 3 Jessica Simpson (Manchester United, dual registered with Burnley), 4 Annie Hutchings (Blackburn Rovers, on loan from Manchester City), 5 Naomi Layzell (Bristol City), 6 Hannah Silcock (Liverpool ), 7 Alyssa Aherne (Manchester United, dual registered with Burnley), 8 Lucia Kendall (Southampton), 9 Elysia Boddy (Bristol City), 10 Olivia McLoughlin (Birmingham, on loan from Aston Villa), 11 Freya Godfrey (Arsenal, dual registered with Ipswich Town)

Substitutes: 14 Keira Barry (Manchester United, dual registered with Derby County) for Godfrey 61, 15 Mia Enderby (Sheffield United) for Aherne 61, 12 Monique Robinson (Leicester City) for Hutchings 69, 19 Emily Brough (Clemson University) for McLoughlin 82, 18 Mackenzie Smith (Leicester City, dual registered with Nottingham Forest) for Simpson 82

Substitutes not used: 13 Faye Kirby (Liverpool), 16 Freya Jupp (De Paul University), 17 Grace Palmer (Lewes), 20 Sarah Brasero (Ipswich Town), 21 Grace Gillard (Syracuse University), 23 Alex Hennessey (Charlton Athletic), 24 Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa) 25 Polly Watson (University of Central Florida)

Head coach:
Emma Coates

Goals: Freya Godfrey 21