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England Women's U17s edge closer to Euro finals with win over Hungary

Sunday 24 Mar 2019
England Women's U17s are one point away from Bulgaria 2019

Eleanor Dale scored a brace to help England Women’s Under-17s defeat Hungary and move to within one point of the Euro finals.

The Middlesbrough forward bagged her double either side of the half-hour mark while Fran Stables completed the victory just after the break.

England 3-0 Hungary
  • UEFA Women's U17 Championship
  • Elite Qualifying Round
  • Sunday 24 March
  • Gyirmóti Stadion, Hungary
Gemma Grainger’s side, who eased to an 8-0 dismissal of Georgia on Thursday, are two points clear at the top of their elite qualifying round group with just one match remaining, against Greece on Wednesday, when a draw would be enough to seal a place in Bulgaria in May.

England (4-4-2): 13 Emily Orman (Brighton & Hove Albion RTC); 2 Ella Morris (Southampton RTC), 4 Ellie Hack (Brighton & Hove Albion), 6 Maya Le Tissier (capt; Brighton & Hove Albion), 14 Lucy Johnson (Leicester City); 11 Charlotte Fleming (Chelsea), 10 Ruby Grant (Arsenal), 8 Melisa Filis (Arsenal), 7 Keri Matthews (York City RTC); 15 Katie Robinson (Bristol City), 9 Eleanor Dale (Middlesbrough).

Substitutes: 19 Fran Stables (Manchester United RTC) for Matthews 46, 17 Emma Harries (Reading) for Dale 76, 3 Alisha Ware (Southampton RTC) for Robinson 90+4.

Substitutes not used: 1 Emma Bradley (Manchester City), 5 Mia Cruickshank (Reading), 12 Rebecca May (Manchester United), 16 Gracie Pearse (Arsenal), 18 Sophie Quirk (Reading), 20 Ellen Jones (Bristol City RTC).

Goals: Dale 29, 32, Stables 48

Bookings: Stables 85

Head coach: Gemma Grainger

By FA Staff