England Women’s Under-19s lost 3-1 to Netherlands in the opening match of the annual La Manga Tournament today.
Mo Marley’s side are preparing for the final round of Euro qualifiers later this month. But their opening match in southern Spain didn’t go according to plan as the Dutch went ahead just before the half-hour mark.
Arsenal youngster Evie Clarke levelled just after the restart but Netherlands scored twice more to claim all three points.
Next up for England is USA on Saturday (5pm GMT).
England: 1 Sian Rogers, 2 Emma Kelly, 3 Eloise Wilson, 6 Leah Williamson (C), 7 Keira Walsh, 9 Jenna Legg, 10 Evie Clarke, 14 Gabrielle George, 16 Grace Fisk, 18 Mayumi Pacheco, 20 Lucy Loomes.
Substitutions: 15 Rinsola Babajide for Loomes 70, 19 Chloe Peplow for George 70, 5 Sophie Stamp for Legg 82, 12 Mollie Rouse for Walsh 90+4.
Goal: Clarke 49
Report courtesy of the FA