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Published 21 February 2023 4 min read
England Youth Teams

Report: England WU19 3-0 Switzerland

Written by:

Frank Smith

Emily Brough, Lucia Kendall and Sarah Brasero all find the net as Young Lionesses are victorious in Spain

England WU19s recorded a 3-0 win over Switzerland in the La Nucia International Tournament in Spain.

It was the second game of the month for Emma Coates’ side after a narrow 2-1 loss to Germany on Thursday.

England took the lead midway through the first half against Switzerland when Emily Brough scored with an excellent half-volley.

The advantage was then doubled inside the final 20 minutes in Alicante when Lucia Kendall had a penalty saved but scored with the rebound.

Coates made a host of substitutes in the second half and two of them combined for the game’s final goal on 83 minutes.

Bristol City's Naomi Layzell was among those to start for England WU19s in Spain
Bristol City's Naomi Layzell was among those to start for England WU19s in Spain

Bristol City’s Elysia Boddy dribbled well before crossing for Ipswich Town’s Sarah Brasero to score with a first-time finish.

England will return to Spain for EURO qualification round two in April when they will take on the hosts, Slovenia and Belarus for a place at the finals in Belgium this July.

England: 13 Faye Kirby (Liverpool), 2 Lucy Parry (Hibernian, on loan from Liverpool) (c), 5 Naomi Layzell (Bristol City), 11 Freya Godfrey (Arsenal, dual registered with Ipswich Town), 12 Monique Robinson (Leicester City), 14 Keira Barry (Manchester United, dual registered with Derby County), 15 Mia Enderby (Sheffield United), 17 Grace Palmer (Lewes), 18 Mackenzie Smith (Leicester City, dual registered with Nottingham Forest), 19 Emily Brough (Clemson University), 21 Grace Gillard (Syracuse University)

Substitutes: 25 Polly Watson (University of Central Florida) for Robinson HT, 8 Lucia Kendall (Southampton) for Palmer HT, 24 Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa) for Enderby HT, 16 Freya Jupp (De Paul University) for Barry 47, 3 Jessica Simpson (Manchester United, dual registered with Burnley) for Godfrey 57, 20 Sarah Brasero (Ipswich Town) for Brough 57, 6 Hannah Silcock (Liverpool ) for Parry 62, 10 Olivia McLoughlin (Birmingham, on loan from Aston Villa) for Layzell 62, 9 Elysia Boddy (Bristol City) for Smith 75

Substitutes not used: 1 Natalia Negri (Crystal Palace), 4 Annie Hutchings (Blackburn Rovers, on loan from Manchester City), 7 Alyssa Aherne (Manchester United, dual registered with Burnley), 23 Alex Hennessey (Charlton Athletic)

Head coach: Emma Coates

Goals: Emily Brough 25, Lucia Kendall 72, Sarah Brasero 83

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