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Young Lionesses qualify for Euro finals after win over Norway

Saturday 31 Mar 2018
John Griffiths has guided England's U17s to the Euro finals

England qualified for the UEFA Women’s U17 Championship finals after a 2-0 win over Norway.

Four points from their opening two elite round qualifiers left the Young Lionesses needing one more positive result against the Scandinavians to book their place in Lithuania in May.

England 2-0 Norway
  • UEFA Women's U17s Championship
  • Elite Qualifying Round
  • Saturday 31 March
  • Klepp Stadium, Norway
After a goalless first half, John Griffiths’s side broke the deadlock through Jess Park’s long-range effort eight minutes after the restart.

An own goal by Lotte Fikseth Fossem on the hour mark sealed Norway’s fate.

England will join Germany, Spain, Finland, Holland, Italy, Poland and hosts Lithuania in the eight-team finals.

The draw takes place on Monday 9 April.

England: 13 Fran Stenson (Birmingham City), 3 Phoebe Williams (Southampton), 15 Lucy Roberts (Liverpool), 5 Naomi Hartley (capt; Liverpool), 12 Asmita Ale (Aston Villa), 4 Aimee Everett (Liverpool), 18. Jess Park (Manchester City), 17 Paige Bailey Gayle (Arsenal), 9 Ebony Salmon (Aston Villa), 16 Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), 19 Hannah Griffin (FC Saarbrucken).

Substitutes: 10 Annabel Blanchard (Liverpool) for Bailey-Gayle) 68.

Substitutes not used: 1 Kayla Rendell (Southampton), 2 Emma Brown (Teeside RTC), 10 Annabel Blanchard (Liverpool), 11 Libby Smith (Chelsea), 20 Jess Woolley (Bristol City) 14 Paris McKenzie (Birmingham City), 7 Simran Jhamat (Liverpool).

Goals: Park 53, Fikseth Fossem o.g. 60.

Head coach: John Griffiths

By FA Staff