England Women Under-19s beat hosts Romania 5-1 on Saturday to win Group B6 in th
England 5-1 Romania
England Women Under-19s beat hosts Romania 5-1 on Saturday to win Group B6 in the first round of qualifying for the 2004 UEFA U19 European Championships...
Mo Marley's side went unbeaten with a draw against Scotland, a 3-0 win over Ukraine and the final victory against Romania to sail through this first stage.
England U19 now face a second group qualifying round from April 19-25 2004 to reach the Finals, which will be hosted in Finland next summer. Marley's side have faired well in the competition in recent years, reaching the semi-finals for the past two seasons.
England's goals against Romania came from Arsenal's Emma Thomas after two minutes, while late call-up Karen Boyle of Everton netted in the 18th minute and Katie Holtham made it three on 24. But Romania struck back a minute before the break through their striker Pasca.
After the break Michelle Evans grabbed a brace on 61 and 87 minutes to finish off the rout.
England: Carly Telford (Nicola Hobbs, 89), Lea Cobham (Julie Lowe, 49), Hayley Kemp, Beth Bailey, Michelle Hickmott, Emma Thomas, Anita Asante (c), Katie Holtham, Karen Boyle, Karen Carney (Bonnie Horwood, 85), Michelle Evans