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England Under-19
« on: July 23, 2007, 08:49:37 PM »
England won Group B in the European Cup tournament in Iceland, and on Thursday they will play Norway, who were second in Group A after a cliff-hanger against Denmark today.

England gained seven points in their group, ahead of France with three.

The other semifinal is between France and Germany, who won Group A.
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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 09:25:58 AM »
Marley hails 'magnificent' effort

Both coaches insisted their players should hold their heads high after England defeated Spain 1-0 to reach the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship semi-finals at the expense of their opponents. The winning manager, Mo Marley, believed there was more to come from her side while Spain's Ignacio Quereda was already plotting a bright future for his players.

Mo Marley, England manager
We knew it would be difficult because Spain are really hard opponents. We'd done our homework and had anticipated that this would be as hard a game as any, so we weren't caught out. The players were nervous and didn't get a chance to play, but that's because of how well the Spanish played. Spain had a lot of the play, they made it difficult and I think the difference between us was that little bit of quality with our goal. It could have gone either way but from our point of view, this is the reward for 15 months' hard work. For the hard work the girls have put in, it is justified them going to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. I'm delighted. There is more to come from us in terms of quality. Today was another gritty performance and the girls were magnificent. We are still unbeaten, we play to our strengths, and if we get our balance right – with every player having a role to play – we are quite resilient.

Ignacio Quereda, Spain coach
I am not disappointed because losing is part of football. Instead I am happy because of the attitude and the performance of my players, and also when I think of the future of these young players, many of whom were born in 1990. It is always a shock to the system not to go through at a tournament like this, but we will carry on working and progressing. We showed character and that gives you hope for the future. Our heads never dropped and we always tried to do better. So this team, which is being put together with 2009 in mind, can move forward and aim for our goal of getting to the next [U-20] World Cup by qualifying through this championship in two summers' time.

http://www.uefa.com/competitions/wunder19/news/kind=1/newsid=563585.html

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 11:20:43 AM »
JOY FOR ENGLAND UNDER 19s
by Claire Boden   |   Published: Monday, 23 July 2007, 19:57

England under 19s are through to the semi-finals of the European Women’s Under 19 Championship in Iceland.

The Young Lions beat Spain 1-0 in the final group game and will play Norway for a place in the final.

Danielle Buet scored the only goal of the match to continue England’s impressive unbeaten run in the tournament and finish as Group B winners.

Mo Marley’s team started brightly and after 20 minutes, Buet fired England into the lead with a well executed free-kick.

The goal sparked Spain into life and Everton keeper Danielle Hill denied Silvia an equaliser from close range.

Hill was in impressive form as Spain drove forward but it was England who had the better goal scoring opportunities with Ellen White hitting the upright and Jessica Clarke going close 10 minutes before full-time.

England play Norway on Thursday July 26.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/archive/final-four-for-england-under-19s.html


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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 10:42:31 AM »
There was more celebration in the England and Norway Under-19 teams last night when the Eurosport website showed that their European Cup semifinal in Iceland would be shown live on Thursday afternoon.

The Norway-England match takes place at 17.00 British time.  "I have a lot of respect for England.  They play fast with high skill in the attack, they won their group and have surprised many to come so far", said Norwegian trainer Jarl Torske to uefa.com.

The English trainer Mo Marley thinks that her side is not really worried about meeting the Viking girls.  "We beat them 2-0 two years ago to get to the finals.  That will be at the back of their minds.  As well as that we had a 1-1 draw at La Manga this year, so we have no reason to fear Norway", thinks Marley.

In the other semifinal between Germany and France the former are big favourites, especially a year after the German girls beat France 3-0 in the Under-19 final in Switzerland.

"We are only pleased to meet Germany again.  What happened last year is a good motivation for us and we know we can do better", said the French team chief Stephane Pilard.

Her German counterpart, former football star Maren Meinert, is excited about the match.  "It will be two good teams meeting, two teams who like attacking.  France has a good team and we will have to play at our best if we are going to manage to beat them.  No-one knows which team will go forward, which makes it more exciting".

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=428&groupId=1
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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 11:04:23 AM »
Lions in seventh heaven
Thursday, 27 September 2007.

England 7 Faroes Islands 1
 
White (2), Allen (2), Chaplen, Rafferty, Giddings

UEFA Women's U19 Championship, First Qualifying Round
27 September 2007
Lithuania

The Three Lions began their European Qualification campaign in fine style by putting seven goals past the Faroe Islands.

England were simply unstoppable in their quest for three points from their opening game.

Captain Ellen White and Remi Allen led the way with two goals each while Claire Rafferty also found the back of the net in the rout.

There was enough time for Brooke Chaplen and Georgia Giddings to score their first ever goals as England players.

Tracey Kevins, in charge due to Head Coach Mo Marley being in China at the Women's World Cup, was pleased with the performance.

"I am happy with the way we played but there is more to come," she said.

"They were a difficult side to break down. They put lots of bodies behind the ball but we still created chances.

"It would be difficult to say which goal I preferred. They were all well worked and included things were worked on in training."

England face hosts Lithuania on Saturday before facing the might on Spain on Tuesday.

"We have told the players that we will face a different type of opposition and a better opposition as the tournament progresses," added Kevins.

England: 1 Becky Spencer, 2 Chelsea Weston, 3 Georgia Giddings, 4 Sophie Walton, 5 Jane Eadie, 6 Sophie Bradley, 7 Jess Clarke, 8 Livi Edwards (17 Brooke Chaplen, 55 mins), 9 Ellen White (c) (18 Toni Duggan, 80 mins), 10 Remi Allen, 11 Claire Rafferty (16 Jade Moore, 72 mins).

Subs not used: 12 Faye McCoy, 13 Helen Alderson, 14 Michelle Hinnigan, 15 Gemma Bonner.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU19/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/EnglandFaroesreport.htm

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 01:42:13 AM »
UEFA Womens Under 19 Championship
1st Qualifying Round

Lithuania 0 England 10
England put ten past Lithuania and go through together with Spain, whom they still have to meet in a group decider

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 02:07:48 AM »
This team looks less experienced than the previous one that boasted lots of player with premier league players

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 04:18:58 PM »
UEFA Womens Under 19 Championship
1st Qualifying Round

Lithuania 0 England 10
England put ten past Lithuania and go through together with Spain, whom they still have to meet in a group decider

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 10:37:23 AM »
England reach Elite
Wednesday, 03 October 2007.

UEFA Women's U19 Championship, First Qualifying Round
2 October 2007
Lithuania

England 0 Spain 0

England moved a step closer to reaching the European Championships after finishing second to Spain in the First Qualifying Round.

After thrashing the Faroe Islands and Lithuania, the young Lions met Spain already assured of a place in the Elite Round - the final stage of qualifying games before the Euros.

But England were not content with just that, they wanted to beat Spain and return home as group winners.

However, wayward finishing denied them that opportunity and despite creating a whole host of chances they had to be content with a 0-0 draw.

"It was an entertaining goalless draw," said Tracey Kevins, who took charge of the side while Mo Marley was in China for the Women's World Cup.

"We performed really well for 90 minutes and created some really good chances, but we just did not have that killer touch in front of goal. There was not enough of a cutting edge."

Kevins added that England merited the points but conceded that Spain, with a better goal difference, deserved to top the group.

"We deserved the win the game but over the tournament, Spain have been the more clinical in front of goal," she added. "That's the standard we need aim for. We want to strive towards being better in front of goal.

"But we will come home in a positive mood. The main aim was to qualify and we've done that. We will analysis this trip before we meet up again in three weeks to play France."

England: 1 Becky Spencer, 2 Chelsea Weston (14 Michelle Hinnigan, 80 mins), 3 Georgia Giddings, 4 Sophie Walton, 5 Jane Eadie, 6 Sophie Bradley, 7 Jess Clarke, 17 Brooke Chaplen (8 Livi Edwards, 75 mins), 9 Ellen White (c), 10 Remi Allen, 11 Claire Rafferty.

Subs not used: 12 Faye McCoy, 13 Helen Alderson, 15 Gemma Bonner, 16 Jade Moore, 18 Toni Duggan.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU19/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/EnglandSpainreport.htm

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 11:55:03 AM »
I wonder where the games were played?  It would be funny if they were in Siauliai again....


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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 04:14:38 PM »
U19 squads named
Monday, 22 October 2007.

England v France
Women's U19 International Friendly
7.45pm, Tuesday 30 October 2007
Harrogate Town

England Women's U19s will take on France at Harrogate Town's Wetherby Road ground on Tuesday 30 October.

The friendly against France continues preparations on the long road to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, to be held in Chile in late 2008.

Before that though, The Three Lions will be waiting to find out who they've drawn in the UEFA 2008 European U19 Championship Second Round Qualifying stage, when the draw is made on 11 December.

Local interest on 30 October should come from the the Leeds United quartet of Sophie Bradley, Sophie Walton, Jess Clarke and Gemma Bonner who will all be hoping to be involved, giving the Yorkshire public an added incentive to support The Three Lions.

England Squad
Helen Alderson (Sunderland), Rebecca Spencer (Arsenal)
Sophie Bradley and Gemma Bonner (Leeds United), Brooke Chaplen (Portsmouth), Jayne Eadie (Blackburn Rovers), Georgie Giddings (Chelsea)
Toni Duggan and Michelle Hinnigan (Everton), Elizabeth Edwards (Chelsea), Sophie Walton (Leeds United), Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City)
Remi Allen (Leicester City), Jess Clarke (Leeds United), Gilly Flaherty (Arsenal), Faye McCoy (Liverpool), Ellen White and Claire Rafferty (Chelsea

France Squad

Goalkeepers: Karima Benameur (RC St Ettienne), Meline Gerard (Paris SG)Defenders: Laura Agard (Montpellier), Charlotte Bilbault (AJS Soyaux), Marine Cacciaguerra (Montpellier),
Audrey Fevrier (Stade Briochin), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Gwendoline Rossi (FC Henin Beaumont)   
Midfield: Gwenaelle Butel (FC Juvisy), Oceane Cairaty (Lyon), Sarah Chorfa (Lyon), Sophie Legros (FC Henin Beaumont)
Eugenie le Sommer (Stade Briochin), Chloe Mazaloubeaud (Montpellier), Aude Moreau (Paris SG) 
Attack: Aurelie Kaci (Lyon), Julie Machart (US Gravelines), Fanny Tenret (RC Saint-Etienne)   

Tickets for the match are on general sale from Harrogate Town FC on 01423 883671.Tickets are priced at: Adults £3; Concessions (Children U16 and OAPs) £1.

School/groups (minimum of 15 people) 50p per person. Booking fees will be £1 per transaction for group ticket forms.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU19/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/09/U19_squads_named.htm

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 04:28:56 PM »
The French squad does not look as strong as the previous one who did well in Iceland.
England to win that game easily.

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2007, 05:03:27 PM »
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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2007, 11:48:06 AM »
French polish
By Russell Staves at Harrogate Town
Tuesday, 30 October 2007.

England 1 France 3

England
Allen 18
 
France
Le Sommer 19, Kaci 69, Agard 82
 
Women's U19 International Friendly
7.45pm, Tuesday 30 October 2007
Harrogate Town

France condemned the Young Lions to their first defeat of the season despite the heroics of goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer.

The Arsenal stopper made a string of fines saves to frustrate the visitors but could do nothing about three stunning goals which handed France victory at Harrogate.

It all looked so optimistic for Mo Marley's side when Remi Allen put her team ahead with a fine lob, but Eugenie Le Sommer, Aurelie Kaci and Laura Agard netted sublimely to break English hearts.

After the Wetherby Silver Band did a fine job of playing the national anthems, the teams, who met as recently as last summer in the U19 European Championships, got down to business.

England began well and won an early corner after a slick move down the right concluded with Jessica Clarke bursting down the flank before being thwarted.

A number of committed challenges warmed the cockles of the enthusiastic crowd, which included England Womens' Head Coach Hope Powell. One punishing tackle by Gilly Flaherty midway through the half made a handful of hardened souls in the pressbox – the sort who have seen it all before - wince.

The visitors certainly had the height advantage - England forward Allen was dwarfed by her marker Wendie Renard while central midfield pair of captain Chloe Mazaloubeaud and Oceane Cairity stood head and shoulders above their English opponents.

The Young Lions had a good shout for a penalty turned down when Clarke, who plays for Leeds United, connected with a bicycle kick which appeared the striker the and of Agard. English hands went up in appeal but the referee was not interested, waving away their pleas.

Play then switched to the other end as Spencer dashed from her goal to clear but could only head as far as Le Sommer whose volley went well wide.

Le Sommer went even closer seconds later, cutting in from the left flank before unleashing a powerful drive which Spencer did extremely well to tip over the bar.

Spencer made an even better save from Le Sommer as the French continued to threaten. After Les Blues attacked with vigour down the right flank, a low cross fell invitingly to the tricky winger who connected sweetly only to see the Arsenal stopper make a supreme save from close range.

But it was England who took the lead on 18 minutes. Allen might be diminutive compared with her opponents but she is clearly a talent with the ball at her feet. Latching on to a long pass, the Leicester City forward sprinted clear before executing a wonderfully controlled lob over French keeper Meline Gerard who was left clutching at the night sky.

But England’s lead lasted just a minute. Le Sommer, the player of the half, darted in from the left before firing an arrow of a shot into the bottom corner.

Allen went close to her second goal midway through the half after good work by Ellen White but Gerard was alert to the danger this time, rushing off her line to save bravely.

The end-to-end theme continued with Le Sommer spurning a good chance, heading wide a right wing cross having escaped the attentions of Jayne Eadie.

France went close to taking the lead for the first time as the interval loomed when Renard rose highest to head a corner towards goal which England hacked clear.

The Harrogate Hornets cheerleaders kept the crowd entertained during the break but it wasn’t long before the players returned to action.

England had a fine chance to begin the second half in perfect style but White, shunning Allen to her left when she might have passed, dragged her shot wide.

The increasingly influential White went closer minutes later when she glanced the tenacious Sophie Walton's precise cross just wide.

France replied with a chance of their own on the hour with Sarah Chorfa lifting a header just over the bar.

Spencer made yet another fine stop to deny Le Sommer on 68 minutes. White, at the wrong end of the field, was caught daydreaming at the back post by the French number 11 who stole in but watched in shock as the English keeper spread herself to block.

But there was nothing Spencer could do to prevent England falling behind a minute later. Le Sommer picked out substitute Kaci who kept her cool to lift the ball over the advancing keeper.

England's task looked impossible with eight minutes remaining. The hosts cleared Gwenaelle Butel's corner only as far as the taker who rolled a low cross to Agard who drilled home a stunning strike from the edge of the box.

England: 1 Rebecca Spencer (12 Chelsea Weston, 62 mins), 2 Jayne Eadie, 3 Georgie Giddings, 4 Sophie Walton (17 Faye McCoy, 85 mins), 5 Gilly Flaherty, 6 Sophie Bradley, 7 Jessica Clarke, 8 Elizabeth Edwards (14 Brooke Chaplen, 62 mins), 9 Ellen White, 10 Remi Allen (18 Michelle Hinnigan, 90 mins), 11 Claire Rafferty (16 Toni Duggan, 58 mins).

Subs not used: 13 Helen Alderson, 15 Gemma Bonner.

Head Coach: Mo Marley

France: 1 Meline Gerard, 2 Jennifer Brocheray (15 Sophie Legros, 74 mins), 3 Charlotte Bilbault, 4 Wendie Renard (12 Audrey Fevrier, 77 mins), 5 Laura Agard, 6 Chloe Mazaloubeaud (14 Aude Moreau, 64 mins), 7 Gwenaelle Butel, 8 Oceane Cairaty, 9 Julie Machart (13 Gwendoline Rossi, 74 mins), 10 Sarah Chorfa (17 Aurelie Kaci, 64 mins), 11 Eugenie Le Sommer.

Subs not used: 16 Marine Fromartin, 18 Fanny Tenret.

Head Coach: Stephane Pilard

Referee: S Ihringova

Assistant referees: L Rashid & H Fulcher-Ward

Fourth Official: E Everson

Attendance: 1,095

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU19/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/U19_Francereport.htm

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2007, 12:15:07 PM »
http://www.fff.fr/selections/fem18ans/actualite/404646.shtml
Obviously in French but translated by myself for those who do not understand it.

The U19 team lead by Stéphane Pilard, has been staying in Leeds England since Saturday in order to prepare for a friendly  double header against England. During the first game played yesterday at Harrogate Town, Laura Hagard and her team-mate, who were playing their first game this season, brilliantly won 3-1.
In front of 2400 spectators , the English players were the first to score on the 18th minute  thanks to the Leicster City player Remi Allen. Spurred by the goal, the tricolores equalized one minute later with a volley by Eugenie le Sommer 19th. Half time score 1-1.
In the second half , the Lyon player Aurelie Kaci scored and France took the lead  after chipping the  British goalkeeper in a one to one play. Then , Laura Agard scored from 20 yards with a powerful strike that found the top corner.

Stéphane Pilard’s player who had not played together this season have started well this new international season. They will try to confirm this at the second game next Friday in Leeds at 2 pm.

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2007, 02:36:12 PM »
Pics from the game now on my website :)
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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 09:01:11 PM »
http://www.fff.fr/selections/fem18ans/actualite/405072.shtml

England beat France 2-1 on Friday at Leeds
Goals by Tenret for France 2nd
Goals by ? and ? for England 48th and 82nd minute.

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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2007, 10:06:26 PM »
eh?
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Re: England Under-19
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2007, 10:15:52 AM »
There was another game on Saturday.

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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2007, 12:27:13 PM »
Sorry I didnt know that... not seen it advertised anywhere or even a mention until you showed the score and I can't read the page :)
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