England Women's Under-23s beat Sweden 2-0 in Four Nations Tournament opener
England Under-23s 2-0 Sweden
Four Nations Tournament
2pm GMT, Thursday 28 February 2013
La Manga, Spain
England got their Four Nations Tournament campaign off to a winning start by beating Sweden 2-0 in La Manga.
Lucy Staniforth fired Brent Hills’s side into the lead on 21 minutes with a 25-yard drive and captain Gemma Bonner sealed the win in the 51st minute, heading home from a corner.
The scoreline might have looked even healthier but for Isobel Christiansen seeing her effort ruled out by the referee.
Next up for the Young Lions is Norway on Saturday.
1 Ashley Baker, 2 Kerys Harrop, 6 Alex Greenwood, 7 Naomi Cole, 8 Gemma Bonner (C), 9 Lucy Bronze, 10 Lucy Staniforth, 12 Michelle Hinnigan, 14 Remi Allen, 15 Danielle Carter, 16 Isobel Christiansen.
Substitutes: 3 Chelsea Weston, 4 Jasmine Matthews, 5 Jemma Rose, 11 Kasia Lipka, 13 Mary Earps, 17 Beth Donoghue, 18 Millie Bright.