England Women’s Under-19s picked up an encouraging 2-2 draw against USA at St. George’s Park.
Following Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the same opposition, Mo Marley fielded a side of players from the younger end of the U19s age band; it was virtually an U18s side which included a number of Lionesses who are eligible for the upcoming FIFA Women’s U17s World Cup in October.
Abigail Kim gave the visitors the lead but Manchester City youngster Georgia Stanway hit back just before the break.
England 2-2 USA
A Women's U19s International
Thursday 14 July 2016
St. George's Park
Kim restored USA’s lead but Liverpool forward Kess Elmore earned a draw for the hosts.
The U17s’ World Cup campaign, which will take place in Jordan, begins on Saturday 1 October.
John Griffiths’s side have been drawn in Group C alongside Brazil, Nigeria and North Korea.
England: 1 Sian Rogers, 2 Lucy Parker, 3 Mayumi Pacheco, 4 Georgia Allen, 5 Grace Fisk (C), 6 Megan Finnigan, 7 Alessia Russo, 8 Chloe Peplow, 9 Charlie Wellings, 10 Georgia Stanway, 11 Chloe Kelly.
Substitutes: 16 Anna Filbey for Stanway 52, 17 Sian Johnson for Kelly 52, 14 Lotte Wubben-Moy for Finnigan 65, 20 Kess Elmore for Russo 65, 13 Katie Startup for Rogers 85, 15 Samantha Tierney for Parker 85.
Substitutes not used: 12 Lois Joel, 18 Lucy Shepherd, 19 Rianna Dean, 21 Sandy MacIver.
Goals: Stanway 44, Elmore 88.
Head coach: Mo Marley
Referee: Richard Gould