England opened up their La Manga Tournament campaign with a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland.
Arsenal youngster Jade Bailey, who was a part of the London 2012 opening ceremony, gave Mo Marley’s side a dream start, firing them ahead inside the first minute.
But the Irish responded and found an equaliser just after the hour mark.
England 1-1 Ireland
La Manga Women's U19 Tournament
Saturday 8 March
La Manga, Spain
Six of England's starting XI helped last year’s crop of U19s reach the Euro 2013 final, while there was a debut at this level for goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley.
The second group match is against France on Monday, followed by Italy on Wednesday.
Marley is using this annual friendly tournament as a key preparation tool for next month’s European Championship qualifiers, where the Young Lions will face Denmark, Serbia and Finland.
The Head Coach also has to ready a side for the FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup which takes place in Canada in August.
England: 1 Sophie Baggaley, 2 Aoife Mannion, 3 Rosella Ayane, 4 Jade Bailey (C), 6 Ellie Stewart, 8 Abbey-Leigh Stringer, 9 Lucy Whipp, 10 Katie Zelem, 11 Natasha Flint, 15 Leah Williamson, 16 Sarah Mayling
Substitutes: 7 Jenna Legg for Ayane, 63, 14 Millie Turner for Stringer, 80, 19 Jess Carter for Flint, 80
Substitutes not used: 5 Vyan Sampson, 12 Sophie Stamp, 13 Caitlin Leach, 17 Coral Haines, 18 Jodie Brett, 20 Karin Muya