Switzerland hold England in UEFA Development Tournament

Friday 11 Apr 2014
Charlotte Devlin (No4) is congratulated after her goal against Switzerland

England drew 2-2 with Switzerland at St. George’s Park in the final match of the UEFA U16 Development Tournament.

After a 2-0 defeat by Poland and a 1-1 draw with Denmark in this annual friendly tournament, the Young Lions recovered from going behind to the Swiss early in the second half as Charlie Wellings’ netted a 49th-minute leveller.

Substitute Charlotte Devlin replaced the goalscorer and got herself on the scoresheet shortly after to put England ahead.


England 2-2 Switzerland

UEFA U16 Development Tournament
Friday 11 April
St. George's Park



But the visitors came again and earned a draw late on.

England are next in action in July when they travel to Sweden to compete in the Nordic Cup against with Iceland, Holland and the host nation.

13 Sian Rogers (C; Birmingham City), 6 Kess Elmore (Liverpool), 8 Megan Finnigan (Everton), 9 Mayumi Gillam (Liverpool), 10 Chloe Kelly (Arsenal), 12 Chloe Macek (North Yorkshire), 14 Lucy Parker (Arsenal), 16 Ashleigh Plumptre (Derby County), 17 Lucy Porter (Aston Villa), 18 Mollie Rouse (Aston Villa), 20 Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City).

Substitutes: 5 Shannon Durkin (Sheffield United) for Plumptre, 41, 2 Georgia Allen (Arsenal) for Rouse, 56, 4 Charlotte Devlin (Arsenal) for Wellings, 56, 15 Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City) for Elmore, 71, 3 Zoe Cross (Brighton & Hove Albion) for Porter, 77.

Substitutes not used: 1 Sandy MacIver (Everton), 7 Dani Farey (Aston Villa), 11 Hannah Knapton (Hampshire), 19 Megan Tinsley (Derby County).

Goals: Wellings (49), Devlin (62).


By Glenn Lavery