England Women’s U19s slipped to a 3-2 defeat to reigning European Champions France in the La Manga Tournament.
Natasha Flint put Mo Marley’s side ahead in the 10th minute but France took a 2-1 lead into the break.
Arsenal defender Leah Williamson, who captained the U17s at last year’s Euros, restored parity six minutes after the restart but the French grabbed a late winner.
England 2-3 France
La Manga Women's U19 Tournament
Monday 10 March
La Manga, Spain
The Young Lions have one final game in this annual tournament, against Italy on Wednesday, before they take on Finland, Serbia and Denmark in the Euro qualifiers in April.
England were runners-up to France in last year's Euro finals.
England: 1 Sophie Baggaley, 2 Aoife Mannion, 3 Rosella Ayane, 4 Jade Bailey (C), 6 Ellie Stewart, 10 Katie Zelem, 11 Natasha Flint, 15 Leah Williamson, 16 Sarah Mayling, 18 Jodie Brett, 19. Jess Carter
Substitutes: 17 Coral Haines for Mayling, 67, 20 Karin Muya for Carter, 67, 14 Millie Turner for Brett, 73
Substitutes not used: 5 Vyan Sampson, 7 Jenna Legg, 8 Abbey-Leigh Stringer, 9 Lucy Whipp, 12 Sophie Stamp, 13 Caitlin Leach