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 U23 won their second game of the Nordic Tournament by 1-0 with the only goal scored by Claudia Walker. In the other match the USA won against Norway 2-1. England will play the USA on Tuesday. Hopefully more information to follow…. Squad: Goalkeepers: Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), Elizabeth Durack (Harvard University). Defenders: Hannah Blundell
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
Injuries to Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton), Danielle Carter (Arsenal) and Elisha N’Dow (Aston Villa) have resulted in Millie Bright (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Taome Oliver (Notts County), Claudia Walker (Everton) and Paige Williams (Brescia) being called up to the England U23 squad for the Nordic Tournament. Sunderland’s Beth Mead and Everton’s Ellie Stewart have also withdrawn from the squad.
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)