Stamp scores only goal of the game as England edge Italy

Wednesday 12 Mar 2014
Sophie Stamp (left) and Lucy Whipp celebrate the winner against Italy
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Sophie Stamp scored her first goal for the England Women’s U19s as Mo Marley’s side edged Italy in the final match of the La Manga Tournament.

Midfielder Stamp was a first-half replacement for Jenna Legg and she struck the winner after 66 minutes.

Following a 1-1 draw with Republic of Ireland at the weekend and a 3-2 defeat to France on Monday, this narrow victory will provide a timely boost ahead of next month’s European Championship qualifiers.

 

England 1-0 Italy

La Manga Women's U19 Tournament
Wednesday 12 March
La Manga, Spain

 

 

The Young Lions face Finland, Denmark and Serbia with only the top-placed nation making it through to the finals in July.

England: 13 Caitlin Leach, 2 Aoife Mannion, 4 Jade Bailey (C), 5 Vyan Sampson, 6 Ellie Stewart, 7 Jenna Legg, 10 Katie Zelem, 11 Natasha Flint, 14 Millie Turner, 15 Leah Williamson, 19 Jess Carter

Substitutes: 12 Sophie Stamp for Legg, 28, 16 Sarah Mayling for Flint, 46, 18 Jodie Brett for Zelem, 46, 8 Abbey-Leigh Stringer for Turner, 59, 9 Lucy Whipp for Carter, 59, 20 Karin Muya for Bailey, 88

Substitutes not used: 1 Sophie Baggaley, 3 Rosella Ayane, 17 Coral Haines

Goals: Sophie Stamp, 66

 

By Glenn Lavery