England (through Leah Williamson) scored their penalty during a 16 second replay last night. England draw the match 2-2 and are through to the finals in Israel. (See below)
NEWS UPDATE 9 April 2015 10.30am: After an appeal from the FA to UEFA, England’s U19s will re-take their disallowed penalty at 9.45pm tonight and then play out the remaining minute of the game. UEFA have ruled that the referee’s decision at the time was incorrect and England will be given another opportunity to draw the match with Norway. Final result will be posted as soon as it is known. England play their final group game against Switzerland at 4pm. The group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool join the hosts at the finals to be played in Israel in July. England currently sit in second place behind Norway, a draw would put England above Norway on goal difference.
BREAKING NEWS 9 April 2015 10.15am: England are apparently being given the opportunity to re-take the penalty that was disallowed in the dying moments of the game (because of encroachment). The referee should have ordered the re-take instead of an indirect free kick. As soon as we have clarification it will be posted on here.
Leah Williamson had an added time penalty disallowed as England Women’s as ten-player Under-19s slipped to defeat in their opening Euro elite round qualifier.
With 96 minutes on the clock and Norway leading 2-1 in Belfast, Mo Marley’s side were handed a chance to level from the spot. Williamson converted the kick but referee Marija Kurtes ruled the goal out for encroachment – and awarded an indirect free-kick.
England played the final 16 (plus the extra-time) with only ten players after Ellie Stewart was handed a second yellow on 65 minutes. Despite that the team almost leveled the score, which would have been a remarkable comeback, and must give the team heart for their next match.
Vilde Fjelldal broke the deadlock just before the hour mark and an unfortunate own goal by Molly Bartrip put the Scandinavians 2-0 up with just four minutes to go.
Substitute Rosella Ayane, on for Carla Humphrey, halved the deficit on 88.
And Arsenal youngster Williamson thought she had earned her side a point at the death, only to be left deflated by Kurtes’s whistle.
England’s second qualifier is against Northern Ireland on Monday (4pm BST kick-off).
England: 1 Caitlin Leach (Aston Villa), 2 Gabrielle George (Everton), 3 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 4 Jodie Brett (Chelsea), 5 Molly Bartrip (Reading), 6 Ellie Stewart (C; Everton), 7 Natasha Flint (Manchester City), 8 Jenna Dear (Chelsea), 9 Mollie Green (Liverpool), 10 Katie Zelem (Liverpool), 11 Carla Humphrey (Arsenal).
Substitutes: 17 Claudia Walker (Everton) for Green 69, 16 Rosella Ayane (Chelsea) for Humphrey 82
Substitutes not used: 13 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 12 Eloise Wilson (Reading), 14 Millie Turner (Everton), 15 Georgia Brougham (Manchester City), 18 Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa).
Goals: Ayane 88
Bookings: George 7, Stewart 65, Brett 84
Red card: Stewart 74
Head coach: Mo Marley
Referee: Marija Kurtes (GER)