Nikita hits hat-trick in rout
Monday, 13 September, 2010
Three Lions go top with 9-0 victory over Armenia.
Everton striker Nikita Parris helped herself to a hat-trick for England as Mo Marley's side beat Armenia 9-0 in their European Women's U19 Championship qualifier.
The Three Lions added to their 4-0 victory over Moldova on Saturday with another comprehensive display, brushing aside their oppenents in the second of three games this week.
And it took just seven minutes for England to go in front, Arsenal's Jordan Nobbs finding the target after hitting a brace on Saturday two minutes before Parris got her first of the afternoon.
Armenia's Sona Shahinyan effectively put the game beyond her team just before the break with an own goal to give England a three-goal advantage.
Marley's team were rampant after the break. Chelsea's Rebecca Jane made it 4-0 three minutes into the second half and another Gunner, Danielle Carter, struck number five on 56.
Parris grabbed her brace eleven minutes later and before she completed her hat-trick with two minutes left, Maegan Doyle (74) and Lauren Bruton (84) had both scored from the penalty spot. The first for a foul on Jane, the second for a mistimed challenge on Parris.
The win puts England top of group one on goal difference ahead of Finland who they meet on Thursday. However, both England and the Finns have confirmed their places in the Second qualifying round for a place in next summer's European Championship to be held in Italy.
1 Tatiana Saunders, 3 Lara Fay, 5 Jordan Butler (9 Maegan Doyle 52), 8 Drew Spence (7 Lucy Staniforth 52), 10 Nikita Parris, 11 Alex Greenwood (16 Hannah Short 46), 12 Lauren Bruton, 14 Jordan Nobbs (c), 15 Kirsty Linnett, 17 Danielle Carter, 18 Rebecca Jane
Subs not used 13 Danielle Gibbons, 2 Samantha Chappell, 4 Emily Heaslip, 6 Jemma Rose
Coach Mo Marley
1 Taguhi Grigoryan, 2 Anzhela Paravyan, 3 Sofik Torosyan, 4 Hasmik Yeremyan, 5 Susanna Tumanyan, 6 Nare Beybutyan, 9 Kristine Grigoryan, 10 Sona Shahinyan, 11 Marina Mkhitaryan, 13 Lilit Karapetyan (c), 17 Eleonora Davtyan
Subs not used 12 Anush Bilyan, 7 Liana Yagmuryan, 8 Anna Minasyan, 14 Gohar Gasparyan, 15 Meri Arabyan, 16 Marine Bznuni, 18 Yeranuhi Avchyan
Coach Vagharshak Aslanyan
Referee Kadriye Gökcek (TUR)