Brent Hills' young side began proceedings in La Manga with a fantastic 3-1 victory over USA.
England 3-1 USA
Under-23s Five Nations La Manga Tournament
4.30pm, 11 February 2008
La Manga, Spain
Brent Hills' England U23s registered an impressive opening 3-1 victory against the USA in La Manga.
Kolbotn's Rebecca Angus opened her England goalscoring account in the 41st minute, Arsenal's Gemma Davison scored within seconds of coming on for Angus, and Leicester City's Rachel Williams, another second half substitute wrapped up the win with two minutes remaining.
The game saw Watford's Marie Hourihan make her U23s bow, with her clubmate Emma Thomas starting on the right side of midfield, reward for consistent performances in their first season in the National Division.
Angus and Dani Bird meanwhile travelled to La Manga with the senior squad in January for a training camp and will be keen to make an impression on Hills, with Hope Powell's side returning to Euro 2009 qualification matters next month.
England: 1 Marie Hourihan, 2 Nicole Emmanuel, 3 Michelle Hickmott (c), 4 Lynda Shepherd, 5 Kylie Davies, 6 Kate Holtham, 7 Emma Thomas (Ashlee Hincks, 60), 8 Amy Kane (Rachel Williams 56), 9 Rebecca Angus (Gemma Davison 80), 10 Dunia Susi 11 Danni Bird (Michelle Evans 81)