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Published 22 September 2023 2 min read
Women's U17

Report: England WU17s 3-0 Germany

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Natalie Henderson's Young Lionesses kick-off 2023-24 season with an impressive win

England women’s under-17s made a winning start to their new season on Friday evening after a 3-0 victory over Germany at St. George’s Park.

Natalie Henderson’s squad have been in camp this week as they prepare for this season’s UEFA Women’s U17 EURO campaign, with this game being the first of two matches against Germany in September.

And the Young Lionesses made an electric start, scoring three goals in the space of ten first-half minutes to set the tempo.

It was Isabella Fisher who opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Lola Brown did well down the left before flashing a low cross into the area for Arsenal’s Fisher to strike a low shot past the Germany ‘keeper.

Two minutes later, England doubled their advantage and this time is was another Arsenal player in Laila Herbert who curled home a long-range effort from outside the box.

Fisher then grabbed her second of the night when she planted a looping header home from Brown’s free-kick into the box to complete the scoring.

The nations will meet again in their second match of the window on Monday afternoon at 12pm BST.

England: 1 Hope McSheffrey (Arsenal), 4 Erica Parkinson (Valadares Gaia), 7 Isabella Fisher (Arsenal), 8 Lola Brown (Chelsea), 9 Sophie Harwood (Southampton), 10 Laila Harbert (Arsenal), 12 Lauryn Thompson (Indy Eleven), 16 Cecily Wellesley-Smith (Oxford United), 19 Nelly Lasova (Leicester City), 20 Jessica Pegram (Brighton & Hove Albion), 21 Vera Jones (Barry Town)

Substitutes: 6 Lakeisha Phipps (Aston Villa) for Thompson 62, 23 Mia Endacott (Devon ETC/Plymouth Argyle) for Fisher 62, 14 Emily Cassap (Sunderland) for Parkinson 62, 11 Grace McEwan (Brighton & Hove Albion) for Pegram 72, 5 Ella Baker (Middlesbrough),for Lasova 72

Substitutes not used: 3 Scarlet Hill (Manchester United), 13 Rebekah Dowsett (Watford), 15 Taya Pomfret (Devon ETC/Plymouth Argyle), 17 Rachel Maltby (Aston Villa), 18 Simone Sherwood (Leicester), 22 Amy Liddiard (Arsenal), 24 Laiba Khan (Brøndby)

Head coach: Natalie Henderson

Goals: Isabella Fisher 10, 20, Laila Herbert 12