In front of a watching Sven-Goran Eriksson, Brent Hills' Women's U21s beat hosts Sweden 2-1.
Sweden 1-2 England
U21 Nordic Cup
24 July 2005
Brent Hills' England Women's U21 side bounced back from their midweek defeat to Norway with an exciting 2-1 win over tournament hosts Sweden.
A vociferous crowd of over 1000 were there to see the match, including England Head-Coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, who had been invited to the match by the Nordic Cup organisers, as the fixture was being played close to his home.
England got off to the perfect start, opening the scoring after just six minutes when Ellen Maggs put the ball beyond the reach of Swedish goalkeeper Maja Åström.
Captain Alex Scott, who was one of England's best performers in the recent Euro 2005 tournament, doubled the advantage midway through the second half.
The home fans were given something to cheer when Madeline Edlund pulled one back on 64 minutes.
England now contest a Third Place Play-off at midday on Tuesday against Germany after both team finished runners-up in their respective groups.
Sweden 1-2 England, Nordic Cup, 24 July 2005
England: Siobhan Chamberlain; Georgie Adams (Gemma Davison, 58), Anita Asante, Rachael Axon, Michelle Hickmott, Ellen Maggs, Kelly McDougall, Josanne Potter, Alex Scott, Lynda Shepherd (Jessica Smith, 61 Shelly Cox, 74), Casey Stoney
Subs not used: Karen Bardsley, Beth Bailey, Joanne Traynor
Sweden Goals: Edlund 64
England Goals: Maggs 6, Scott 28