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

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