England round off La Manga trip with win over Denmark

Monday 09 Mar 2015
England defender Gabby George in action

England Women’s Under-19s will go into next month’s European Championship qualifiers in a rich vein of form, after winning two matches in five days in Spain.

Mo Marley’s Young Lions were competing in the annual La Manga Tournament and opened with a 3-1 defeat of Italy.

They followed this with a solid 0-0 draw with Sweden and rounded the week off with a 1-0 win over Denmark.

England Women's U19s 1-0 Denmark

La Manga Tournament
Monday 9 March
La Manga, Spain

Liverpool midfielder Mollie Green scored the only goal of the game against the Danes on 55 minutes.

England get their Euro qualifying campaign under way against Norway on Saturday 4 April. They will then take on Northern Ireland, the host nation, on Monday 6 April and finish up against Switzerland on Thursday 9 April.

The top-placed team in the round-robin group will qualify for this summer’s finals which will be staged in Israel in July.

England team v Denmark: 13 Caitlin Leach (Aston Villa), 3 Gabrielle George (Everton), 6 Molly Bartrip (Reading), 7 Eloise Wilson (Reading), 8 Claudia Walker (Arsenal), 12 Jodie Brett (Chelsea), 16 Ellie Stewart (Everton), 17 Carla Humphrey (Arsenal), 18 Mollie Green (Liverpool), 19 Keira Walsh (C; Manchester City), 20 Jenna Dear

Substitutions: 2 Georgia Brougham (Manchester City) for Wilson 68, 4 Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa) for Walsh 68, 9 Coral Haines (Birmingham City) for Green 68, 15 Ashleigh Mills (Doncaster Rovers Belles) for Brougham 90+4.

Substitutes not used: 1 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 11 Natasha Flint (Manchester City), 14 Katie Zelem (Liverpool).

By Glenn Lavery