Last week England U19s played two friendly matches at against the USA – for reasons known only to themselves the FA decided they should be played before a small number of invited guests at St George’s Park.
The first match, played on Tuesday 12 July resulted in a 1-0 win for the home side, the only goal being scored by Georgia Allen.
For Thursday’s re-match Mo Marley picked a younger side, in fact several of them will be hoping to be selected for the FIFA Women’s U17s World Cup in October.
The side pulled off a 2-2 draw with the England goals coming from Georgia Stanway and Kess Elmore. The USA’s goals were both scored by Abigail Kim.
A great achievement from the youngsters.
The U17s’ World Cup campaign, begins on Saturday 1 October in Jordan. England have been drawn in Group C with Brazil, Nigeria and North Korea.
England U19 Squad:
1 Sian Rogers, 2 Lucy Parker, 3 Mayumi Pacheco, 4 Georgia Allen, 5 Grace Fisk (C), 6 Megan Finnigan, 7 Alessia Russo, 8 Chloe Peplow, 9 Charlie Wellings, 10 Georgia Stanway, 11 Chloe Kelly.
Substitutes: 16 Anna Filbey for Stanway 52, 17 Sian Johnson for Kelly 52, 14 Lotte Wubben-Moy for Finnigan 65, 20 Kess Elmore for Russo 65, 13 Katie Startup for Rogers 85, 15 Samantha Tierney for Parker 85.
Substitutes not used: 12 Lois Joel, 18 Lucy Shepherd, 19 Rianna Dean, 21 Sandy MacIver.
Goals: Stanway 44, Elmore 88.
Head coach: Mo Marley
Referee: Richard Gould