Netherlands beat England 2-1 at Leicestershire & Rutland FA.
England 1-2 Netherlands
A Women's U15 international
7pm, Monday 21 February 2011
Holmes Park, Leicestershire & Rutland FA HQ
On Monday evening, the England Women’s U15 team were beaten 2-1 by Netherlands in front of a record crowd at the headquarters of Leicestershire & Rutland FA.
1,088 people watched Kay Cossington’s young side in action for the first time this season but saw them slip to defeat by the odd goal in three. Manchester United’s Katie Zelem headed an equaliser for England early in the second half after Laika Boerrigter had given the Dutch the lead on 19 minutes.
Within a minute of the equaliser, the large Dutch following that had travelled over were celebrating again as the home crowd were silenced when Vivianne Miedema put them ahead for the second time. England upped the tempo after this and The Netherlands were under pressure for the remainder of the game, and they saw a inswinging corner cleared off the line at the back post as they came close several times to forcing an equaliser, but it was not to be.
This international brought to an end a week of Women’s and Girls’ related activities which took place in and around the local area, including a Futsal competition and a female-only basic referee course.England
1 Sophie Baggeley, 2 Leanne Bryant, 3 Molly Bartrip, 4 Leah Williamson (C), 5 Elisha NDow, 6 Ellie Stewart, 7 Sarah Mayling, 8 Keira Walsh (Abbey Joice, 79), 9 Claudia Walker, 10 Katie Zelem, 11 Lorrie Doze (11 Frances Steele, 40)Substitutes not used
12 Carla Humphry, 13 Rebecca Bull, 14 Abigail Mills, 17 Rosella Ayane, 18 Emma Kelly, 19 Chloe Kelly, 22 Leah Samain.Netherlands
1 Kim van der Werff, 2 Inessa Kaagman, 3 Suwi Numnuan (18 Bandringa Amber) 4 Saskia Wessels, 5 Charlotte Schingen (12 Akkerman Lucie), 6 Boerrigter Laika (15 Joelle de Bondt), 7 Simone Kets (17 Vanessa Susanna), 8 Jip van Haaster, 9 Vivianne Miedema, 10 Jill Roord, 11 Carli Luntz (14 Strik Laura).