England U17s pegged back to draw by Japan in California

Sunday 14 Feb 2016
England U17s at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles

England U17s' hopes of securing a first win of the NTC Invitational Tournament took a dent on Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Japan. 

John Griffiths' side, who lost their opening game 2-0 to hosts the USA, took a 30th-minute lead against Japan through Liverpool's Niamh Charles.

England 1-1 Japan

NTC Invitational Tournament
StubHub Centre, Los Angeles
Saturday 13 February 2016

But Japan hit back within a minute and the two teams played out the remainder of the encounter without scoring.

England are back in action on Monday night, when they take on South Korea at the StubHub Center, home of former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole's LA Galaxy outfit.

England: 1 Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), 3 Taylor Hinds (Arsenal), 4 Hollie Olding (Brighton & Hove Albion), 6 Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal), 7 Ella Toone (Blackburn Rovers), 10 Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), 11 Niamh Charles (Liverpool), 12 Anna Patten (Arsenal), 15 Anna Filbey (Arsenal), 16 Lois Joel (Chelsea), 19 Ellie Brazil (Birmingham City).

Substitutes: 18 Tinaya Alexander (Arsenal) for Charles HT, 9 Alessia Russo (Chelsea) for Toone 67, 20 Kelsey Pearson (Blackburn Rovers) for Hinds 72, 8 Laura Hooper (Arsenal) for Filbey 80.

Substitutes not used: 2 Flo Allen (Bristol City), 5 Riva Casley (Oxford United), 13 Katie Startup (Gillingham), 14 Grace Smith (Aston Villa), 17 Hannah Cain (Sheffield United).

By FA Staff