England Women’s U17s got back to winning ways on Saturday evening with a 4-1 victory over Hungary in their second Euro Qualifying game. John Griffiths’ side knew they had to pick up the three points in Cobh, having lost their first game 2-0 against host nation Republic Of Ireland last week.
But goals from captain Chloe Kelly, defenders Anna Patten and Lucy Parker and Georgia Allen proved enough to seal the win.
The first three goals were all assisted by Taylor Hinds, who provided the corner-kicks for each of them before Allen also hit the woodwork as England looked to boost their goal difference.
Allen did get her name on the scoresheet in the second half though, as she netted England’s fourth goal with just two minutes remaining.
The Lionesses will play their third and final qualifier on Tuesday afternoon when Netherlands are the opposition at St. Colman’s Park, where England know they must win if they are to stand any chance of reaching June’s Euro Finals in Iceland.
England U17s (4-3-3): 13 Alexandra Maciver; 2 Anna Patten, 5 Lucy Parker, 12 Carlotte Wubben-Moy, 3 Mayumi Pacheco; 11 Kess Elmore, 14 Mollie Rouse, 18 Taylor Hinds; 16 Georgia Allen, 9 Chloe Kelly (C), 17 Zoe Cross
Substitutes: 6 Megan Finnigan for Wubben-Moy 41, 8 Georgia Stanway for Kelly 60, 10 Charlotte Devlin for Hinds 68
Subs not used: 1 Sian Rogers, 15 Grace Fisk, 4 Chloe Peplow, 7 Alessia Russo
Goals: Chloe Kelly 12, Anna Patten 24, Parker 48, Georgia Allen 78
Head Coach: John Griffiths