England beaten by South Korea in their final match in USA

Tuesday 16 Feb 2016
England U17s played three matches in USA in preparation for Euro qualifiers

England Under-17s slipped to a 2-0 defeat by South Korea in their final match in the NTC Invitational Tournament in California.

After losing their opening match to hosts USA, John Griffiths’s Young Lionesses drew 1-1 with Japan on Saturday.

But England will travel back across the pond without a win under their belts as Taylor Hinds had a goal ruled out for offside and Alessia Russo was denied a penalty, before they were downed by two second-half goals.

England 0-2 South Korea

A Women's U17s International
NTC Invitational Tournament
Monday 15 February
Carson, California

The squad will reconvene in March when they fly to Serbia for the final round of Euro qualifiers.

They will take on the host nation, Iceland and Belgium.

The top-placed nation in the group will make it through to the eight-team finals which will be staged in Belarus in May.

England: 13 Katie Startup (Gillingham), 2 Flo Allen, 4 Hollie Olding (Brighton & Hove Albion), 5 Riva Casley (Oxford United), 8 Laura Hooper (Arsenal), 9 Alessia Russo (Chelsea), 10 Georgia Stanway (C; Manchester City), 14 Grace Smith (Aston Villa), 18 Tinaya Alexander (Arsenal), 19 Ellie Brazil (Birmingham City), 20 Kelsey Pearson (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitutes: 15 Anna Filbey (Arsenal) for Hooper HT, 7 Ella Toone (Blackburn Rovers) for Brazil HT, 3 Taylor Hinds (Arsenal) for Alexander 50, 12 Anna Patten (Arsenal) for Olding 55, 6 Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal) for Pearson 69, 16 Lois Joel (Chelsea) for Allen 72.

Substitutes not used: 1 Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), 11 Niamh Charles (Liverpool), 17 Hannah Cain (Sheffield United).

By FA Staff