Abbey Joice nets as Women's U19 team draw 1-1 with Norway

Wednesday 29 Jan 2014
Abbey Joice celebrates scoring against Norway at St. George's Park

Mo Marley's England Women’s U19 team drew  1-1 with Norway on the indoor pitch at St. George’s Park.

Abbey Joice put the Young Lions ahead after 23 minutes only for Amalie Vevle Eikeland to level matters on 57.

Head Coach Marley handed debuts to Sophie Baggaley, Jodie Brett, Grace Rapp, Kirstie Levell and Leah Williamson, the latter two having helped the U17s finish fourth at last year’s European Championship finals.


England 1-1 Norway

A Women's U19 International
Wednesday 29 January 2014
St. George's Park



This match against the traditionally strong Scandinavians came at the end of a two-day training camp at the national football centre.

A different group of 22 players began training at St. George’s Park on Wednesday and they will also take on Norway, on Friday morning.

Marley said: "This January training camp has been split to observe more players within the U19 age group.

"The squads include new players and players who have transitioned from the recent U17 finals.

"The intention is to develop as many players as possible due to the demands of both the U19 European Championship qualifiers in April, hopefully the finals in the summer and also the U20 World Cup in Canada in August."

England will face Denmark, Serbia and host nation Finland in April in a round-robin style Euro qualifying tournament, with the top-placed nation making it to the finals, which are being staged in Norway in July.

1 Sophie Baggaley (22 Kirstie Levell, 80), 2 Molly Bartrip (C) (15 Leah Williamson, 61), 3 Rosella Ayane (18 Grace Rapp, 71) 4 Millie Turner (20 Beth Hepple, 86), 5 Ellie Stewart, 6 Vyan Sampson, 7 Natasha Flint, 8 Maddy Cusack (14 Jodie Brett, 61), 9 Abbey Joice (17 Carla Humphrey, 61), 10 Hannah Dale, 11 Lucy Whipp

Substitutes not used: 12 Olivia Wild, 13 Demi Lambourne, 16 Beth Merrick, 19 Mille Farrow, 21 Laura Bartup.


By Glenn Lavery