Lionesses start Spanish trip with win over Sweden

Thursday 26 Feb 2015
Nikita Parris scored England's second goal against the Swedes
England’s U23s kicked-off their first game in La Manga on Thursday afternoon, running out 3-1 winners against Sweden.

Mo Marley’s side made an electric start to the game and took the lead inside the first minute through Danielle Carter. 

England Women's U23s 3-1 Sweden U23s

La Manga Tournament
Thursday 26 February 2015
La Manga, Spain
By Conor O'Callaghan

Nikita Parris then made it 2-0 midway through the second half before substitute Kirsty Linnett added England’s third goal after 77 minutes to put the Lionesses in control. 

Goalkeeper Mary Earps was denied a clean sheet in the later stages though, as Sweden grabbed a consolation goal with five minutes remaining.

England's next game will be against the USA on Monday.

England U23s: 1.Mary Earps, 2. Becky Jane, 3. Martha Harris, 5. Jemma Rose (c), 6. Satara Murray, 7. Sherry McCue, 9. Nikita Parris  (62), 10. Danielle Carter (1), 14. Emma Follis, 16. Ashleigh Hodson, 18. Jade Bailey 

Substitutions: 4. Paige Williams on for Harris 85, 8. Kasisa Lipka on for Hodson 70, 11. Jess Sigsworth on for Follis 85, 12. Aoife Mannion on for McCue 88, 15. Beth Mead on for Carter 80, 17. Kirsty Linnett on for Jade Bailey 70.

Sub not used: 13. Megan Walsh 

Goals: Danielle Carter 1, Nikita Parris 62, Kirsty Linnett 77

By FA Staff