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Young Lionesses complete Euro qualifying round with a big win and perfect record

Tuesday 08 Oct 2019
The WU19s have had a strong record in Euro qualifying this month

England Women's U19s finished their UEFA WU19 qualifying round with a perfect record of three wins from three games on Tuesday, after hitting Serbia for six.

The Young Lionesses had already turned over Belarus and Cyprus by 3-0 and 8-0 respectively in their opening two games last week.

Serbia 0-6 England
  • UEFA Women's European U19 Championship
  • First Qualifying Round
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Gorodsky Stadium, Orsha, Belarus

And Emma Coates' team completed their job in style in Orsha, as a Jessica Park hat-trick and goals from Holly Manders, Ebony Salmon and Annabelle Blanchard gave the Serbs no chance.

It took less than 20 minutes for England to open their account, as Park was the provider for Manders to get things underway with what was the only goal of the first half.

England certainly found their shooting boots after the break though, as Park notched her first of the afternoon following a corner from Manders.

Salmon then added her name to scoresheet to make it 3-0 with just over 20 minutes remaining.

And the game finished with a flourish as three goals in six minutes followed in the later stages via Park's second, a goal for substitute Blanchard and then the completion of a hat-trick for Park in the 87th minute.

The result means England will head into next year's elite qualifying round, with the aim being to seal a spot at the Euro Finals in Georgia next summer.

England: 1 Frances Stenson, 2 Asmita Ale, 4 Missy Bo Kearns, 5 Naomi Hartley (c), 6 Kiera Skeels, 8 Molly Pike, 9 Ebony Salmon, 11 Holly Manders, 12 Simran Jhamet, 14 Lucy Roberts, 16 Jessica Park

Substitutes: 17 Aimee Everett for Kearns 46, 3 Beth Roberts for Ale 66, 19 Olivia Smith for Manders 66, 18 Annabelle Blanchard for Jhamat 71

Substitutes not used: 13 Rose Kite, 7 Katie Bradley, 10 Ava Kuyken, 15 Abbie Roberts, 20 Phoebe Williams

Goals: Holly Manders 19, Jessica Park 57, 81, 87, Ebony Salmon 69, Annabelle Blanchard 84

Cautions: Park 54

Head coach: Emma Coates

By Nicholas Veevers