England's U21 Women put up a good fight against Germany

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England's U21 Women's squad faced Germany in three test matches over three days in Lilleshall. Between 17 and 19 May our girls gave their all against the visiting squad.

Friday 17 May

England 

(1)

2

-

1

(1)

Germany

Lily Owsley - 24 39 PC F

Hannah Gablac - 6 F

Saturday 18 May

England 

(1)

2

-

5

(2)

Germany

Eliza Brett - 43 F
Pia Lhotak - 29 OG


Rebecca Grote - 21 F
Hannah Gablac - 26 F
Hanna Schniewind - 36 51 F F
Sarah Sprink - 47 PC

Sunday 19 May

England 

(0)

1

-

3

(3)

Germany

Emily Defroand - 63 F

Hannah Gablac - 12 F
Julia Dudorov - 24 F
Sabine Knupfer - 31 F


After an early goal in the first match from Germany's Hannah Gablac, our own team came back strong with a double from Lily Owsley, leaving them 2-1 up after the first day.

Not to be left on the back foot, Germany sprung back into action on the Saturday, with another goal from Hannah Gablac shortly after Rebecca Grote started off the scoring in the 21st minute. An own goal gave England some respite going into half time, but Germany struck on in full force with another three goals before the final whistle was blown, with the final score at 2-5 after Eliza Brett scored England another goal from open play.

On the last day Germany continued their strong work with three goals before the half-time whistle went, with England replying once in the second half leaving the final score 1-3.

Below are some reflections from England's Under 21 Women's Head Coach Craig Keegan:

“This camp concluded the assessment phase of our program. It also coincided with us hosting the German U21 team for a 3 match series. Due to unavailability through University and A level exams we had a somewhat inexperienced group that included a number of new players to U21 level plus an additional four from the U18 squad. This for me was very encouraging - being able to introduce this number of new players to top level European opposition will assist to broaden the squad numbers moving forward.

I was pleased to be able to introduce a number of new concepts during this camp, with a definite focus on scoring attitude and individual defending. With one win and two close losses it was good to see this young group of players were able to cope, and win against Germany. We now take a short break for exams before we return to play games against the Welsh seniors, The Netherlands, Germany again and Belgium. These games will help develop the team ready for our final preparation phase for the Junior World Cup at the end of July.”


Full Squad List
Stephanie Addison
Grace Balsdon
Abbie Brant
Eliza Brett
Olivia Chilton
Louise Corkill
Sophie Crosley
Emily Defroand
Heidi Devey
Lily Elliot
Kate Holmes
Lucy Hyams
Josie Inverdale
Caitlin Jeffries
Hannah Martin
Jen Mashford
Laura Myers
Lily Owsley
Olivia Paige
Suzy Petty
Josie Rixon
Alice Sharp
Amy Tennant
Fran Tew
Anna Toman
Rebekah Walker