Germany too strong despite battling England display

Monday 03 Mar 2014
Drew Spence scored against Germany
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England Women’s U23s slipped to a 4-2 defeat by Germany in their second match of the La Manga Tournament.

The Germans took a two-goal lead after 23 minutes, but Drew Spence halved the deficit before the break.

Two more goals in as many second-half minutes put Germany in control and although Fran Kirby pulled one back for Mo Marley’s side, England were unable to complete a comeback.

The Three Lions drew 1-1 with Sweden on Saturday and their final game of this annual friendly competition is against Japan on Wednesday.

England
1 Mary Earps (13 Megan Walsh, 46), 2 Martha Harris, 5 Jemma Rose (C), 6 Jasmine Matthews, 8 Laura Coombs (4 Sherry McCue, 70), 9 Dan Carter, 12 Melissa Lawley, 14 Drew Spence, 15 Amy Turner, 17 Kirsty Linnett (11 Fran Kirby, 53), 18 Freda Aiysi (16 Bianca Bragg, 53)
Substitutes not used 3 Rachel Daly, 7 Nikita Parris, 10 Isobel Christiansen

By FA Staff