Young Under-23 side draw with Sweden as World Cup nears

Monday 16 Jun 2014
Mo Marley will take England to the U20 World Cup in Canada

A very young England Women’s Under-23 side earned a respectable 0-0 draw with Sweden in Kalmar.

This match was used by head coach Mo Marley as preparation for the U20 World Cup in August and nine of today’s starting eleven are eligible for the tournament.

England dominated possession for large spells but were unable to find a goal their play merited.

The Three Lions are back in action on Thursday when they take on Norway to round off a testing double-header.

The U20 World Cup will take place in Canada between 5-24 August.

England have been drawn in Group C alongside Mexico, Nigeria and South Korea.

1 Lizzie Durack (University of Harvard), 2 Martha Harris (Liverpool), 3 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 4 Jade Bailey (Arsenal), 5 Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), 6 Meaghan Sargeant (Notts County), 7 Nikita Parris (Everton), 8 Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), 9 Dan Carter (C; Arsenal), 10 Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles), 11 Natasha Flint (Manchester City)

Substitutes: 12 Leah Williamson (Arsenal) for Harris, 70, 13 Megan Walsh (Everton) for Durack, 70, 20 Freda Ayisi (Arsenal) for Flint, 70, 15 Ellie Stewart (Liverpool) for Rose, 89

Substitutes not used: 14 Bianca Bragg (Arsenal), 16 Gabrielle George (Everton), 17 Jess Carter (Birmingham City), 18 Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City), 19 Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa), 21 Vyan Sampson (Arsenal), 22 Caitlin Leach (Aston Villa)

By FA Staff