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Published 03 April 2024 2 min read
Women's U19

Report: England WU19s 2-0 Switzerland

Written by:

Juliet Nottingham

Young Lionesses get U19 EURO qualifiers underway with victory in Lisbon

England women’s under-19s began their UEFA Women’s U19 EURO second qualifying round in Lisbon with an impressive 2-0 win against Switzerland. 

Poppy Pritchard and Lexi Potter provided goals either side of half time at the Estádio do Real SC. 

After the Swiss started strongly, England had grown into the game by the end of the first half. 

And they were rewarded when Pritchard was the first to pounce on a ball in behind and head past the onrushing Yasmine Ammar. 

The Young Lionesses’ confidence grew in the second half. Substitute Vivienne Lia made an immediate impact by sending Louanne Worsey down the line. Her cross fell perfectly into the path of Potter, who buried a first-time finish emphatically into the top corner. 
England came close to a third in their dominance towards the end of the game, with more shots from Potter and Lia striking narrowly wide. 

John Griffith’s side next face Portugal on Saturday (6pm) and then Italy next Tuesday (3pm) in their hopes of reaching the EURO finals in Lithuania this summer. 

England: 13 Katie Cox (Chelsea), 6 Brooke Aspin (Bristol loan from Chelsea), 5 Lucy Newell (West Bromwich Albion loan from Manchester United), 3 Evie Rabjohn (Manchester United), 4 Ashnati Akpan (Chelsea), 10 Lexi Potter (Crystal Palace loan from Chelsea), 18 Louanne Worsey (Nottingham Forest loan from Birmingham City), 7 Katy Watson (Sunderland), 11 Freya Godfrey (Charlton Athletic loan from Arsenal) ©, 15 Poppy Pritchard (Manchester City), 17 Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa)

Substitutes: 12 Vivienne Lia (Arsenal) for Godfrey 56, 20 Araya Dennis (Crystal Palace loan from Tottenham) for Watson 65, Mia Enderby (Liverpool) for Pritchard 65, Jessica Osbourne (Auburn University) for Aspin 73, Michelle Agyemang (Watford loan from Arsenal) for Mullett 73

Substitutes not used: 1 Hannah Poulter (University of Southern California), 8 Maddy Earl (Arsenal), 16 Grace Ede (Sunderland), 19 Ava Baker (Leicester City) 

Head Coach: John Griffiths 

Goals: Pritchard 38, Potter 57