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Mo Marley's England U21s win opening game in La Manga with 2-1 victory over France

Saturday 06 Apr 2019
Mo Marley's squad are in Spain for an U23 tournament this week

England Women’s U21s won their first game in La Manga on Friday, beating France by 2-1.

A first-half brace from Birmingham City’s Charlie Wellings put Mo Marley’s Lionesses in control, before France reduced the arrears just before the break.

But a tight second half saw England see the game out to secure an impressive win in the first game of this week’s U23 tournament which also features Norway and Sweden.

Marley’s side will be in action again on Sunday when they face Norway.

England: 13 Sophie Baggaley, 2 Anna Patten, 4 Jess Carter, 5 Grace Fisk (c ), 6 Megan Finnigan, 8 Mollie Rouse, 11 Maz Pacheco, 12 Ellie Brazil, 17 Charlie Wellings, 19 Rinsola Babajide, 20 Taylor Hinds

Substitutes: 7 Alessia Russo for Babajide 46, 10 Ella Toone for Carter 62, 15 Lotte Wubben-Moy for Hinds 70

Substitutes not used: Sandy McIver, Rebecca Rayner, Rianna Dean, Chloe Peplow, Lucy Parker, Connie Scofield

Head coach: Mo Marley

Goals: Charlie Wellings 14, 22

By FA Staff