The USA U23s lost to England U23s today but won the Nordic Tournament on goal difference. Both teams went into this game unbeaten with the title up for grabs. USA scored first but Chelsea’s Bethany England equalised taking the score to 1-1 at full time. Penalties followed and England won out 3-1, however because of
England’s U23’s started the Nordic Tournament with a win on penalties against Norway yesterday. Chelsea’s Bethany England got the team off to a good start with a goal on just 6 minutes. Unfortunately an own goal from Birmingham defender Aoife Mannion leveled the score at 1-1. With the honours still even at full time the game
Marieanne Spacey has named the England U23 squad to face Germany, USA and Sweden at the La Manga Tournament in March. Ten of the squad took part in the FIFA Women’s Under-20s World Cup in 2014, while Dan Carter has already made her senior team debut, in which she scored a hat-trick against Estonia last September.
The Nordic Tournament proved to be a hard test for the young Lionesses as they faced teams from the USA, Sweden and Norway. All the results from the three day tournament are below. Wednesday 27th May USA 2-1 Sweden Goals: Kayla Mills 5′ (USA) Cari Roccaro 30′ (USA) Elin Landström 54′ (Sweden) Norway 3-0 England Goals: Victoria Ludvigsen 9′, Vilde Bøe Risa 45′, Maria Brochmann
England U23s will face the USA, Norway and Sweden in the International Nordic Tournament which takes place from 27th to 31st May 2015. Fixtures: Wednesday 27th May USA V Sweden (17:00, Fredrikstad Stadion) Norway V England (19:30, Sarpsborg Stadion) Friday 29th May Sweden V England (17:00, Fredrikstad Stadion) Norway V USA (19:30, Sarpsborg Stadion)
England’s U23s kicked-off their first game in La Manga on Thursday afternoon, running out 3-1 winners against Sweden. England made an electric start to the game and took the lead inside the first minute through Danielle Carter. Nikita Parris then made it 2-0 midway through the second half before substitute Kirsty Linnett added England’s third goal
La Manga U23 Tournament 26 February 2015 Match fixtures and scores (all times local) Thursday 26 February 2015 12.00 Sweden 1-3 England (Carter 25secs, Parris 60′, Linnett 83′) 1.00 Norway v China – cancelled 18.00 USA 1-0 Japan (Lynn Williams 55′) Saturday 28 February 2015 12.00 England v China – cancelled 15.00 USA 2 – 0