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Under-19s finish with a draw
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2010, 10:20:58 PM »
Norway was lucky to take a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in the last qualification match of the present group, and the Netherlands can celebrate winning the group.  Norway had to win the match to win the group, and they did not manage it but were lucky to escape at 1-1 after being driven over in the second half.

"We were very happy to take a draw at the end.  We were overwhelmed in parts of the second half and they had some huge chances.  Although we were fortunate I am not pleased with the performance", said the trainer Jarl Torske.  "We were poor both individually and collectively, and let too much through.  We lost the ball far too much".

"We learn from matches like this and we will grow through having met such good opponents", he added.

Norway beat Belarus 8-0 and the Faeroes 4-0 in the first matches, and finished with seven points today.  They will be seeded second in the next round, but the trainer does not think it will have too much of an effect on their chances of qualifying for the championship.  "The big difference is that we will take the risk of meeting Germany, otherwise it doesn't really matter.  We could meet a team that is relatively simple", he said.  

The match began in the worst possible way for Norway.  Already after five minutes Netherlands sent a cross into Ellen Jansen who was unmarked and placed the ball into goal behind a passive keeper.  After 15 minutes came Norway's first chance when Cathrine Dekkerhus found Melissa Bjånesøy with a fantastic long pass, but the striker shot straight at keeper Laura du Ry.  Five minutes later Bjånesøy made up after captain Kristine Hegland shot from a poor angle, and the keeper had to give a return which the Sandviken striker placed into goal.

In the second half little went Norway's way and they did not produce a single chance.  At the back it was only fantastic keeper play by Nora Gjøen that kept them in the match.  Six times she produced classy saves when the Netherlands played through the defence.  She saved Norway from a much worse result.

Even though Gjøen stood out as Norway's best player, she was disappointed afterwards.  She thought she had made trouble for herself.  "Just about all their chances came from us.  I was behind some of them where I had to clear up, so I looked a bit better than I really was.  I was lucky to stop so much", she said.

The keeper thinks it was bitter not to win, and thinks Norway was a better team.  "I am not very pleased.  I am never pleased when we don't win.  I think we were a better team than them and we should have taken three points".

But Jarl Torske was very happy with the keeper's performance.  "Nora did very well.  She was very good.  It's good to have a matchwinner at the back, and that's what we had when the storm was at its worst", he said. "Nora had grown up a lot as a keeper and it's very good to see".

He thinks this year's Under-19s will develop well and become even better with time.  "We have the autumn, winter and spring, and I am certain it will become a good team.  When we go to La Manga at the end of March I am sure we will do well", said Jarl Torske.

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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 02:09:12 PM »
National anthem singing is usually quite poor at international matches and keeper Nora Gjøen was going to do something about it according to her Letter from Sarpsborg: http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6240.msg52813.html#msg52813

At the Netherlands match Gjøen played well - and the anthem went well too:
http://gjestebok.nuffe.net/27239
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Under-19 squad for Fredrikstad
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2011, 12:53:57 PM »
The NFF and Jarl Torsje has selected the following 26 players for the Under-19 national team's meeting in Fredrikstad on January 21-23:

Nora Gjøen, LSK Kvinner
Kirvil Schau Odden, Snøgg
Ane Fimreite, Kaupanger IL
Ingrid Søndenå, Røa
Ida Aardalen, Sarpsborg 08
Maren Knudsen, Arna-Bjørnar
Anette Tengesdal, Klepp
Maria Thorisdottir, Klepp
Marlene K Utland, Fløya
Marie Eliassen, Haugar
Henriette Isaksen, Urædd
Ina Skaug, Stabæk
Andrine S Hegerberg, Kolbotn
Isabelle Gjerde, Arna – Bjørnar
Maryam Husseini, Fossum
Else Vassbø, Klepp
Pernille Ingvaldsen, Sarpsborg 08
Henriette Ingvaldsen, Sarpsborg 08
Anne Marthe Birkeland, Sarpsborg 08
Melissa Bjånesøy, Sandviken
Nina Thorne, Linderud- Grei
Victoria Andersen, Urædd
Lisa-Marie K Utland, Fløya
Vilde Veiset, Sunndal
Nina Aakre, Urædd
Josephine Dahl Stautland, Avaldsnes

There will be a training match on Jan. 22 at 18.00 in Østfoldhallen.

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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2011, 12:40:17 AM »
Else and Annette have been at a gathering of the Under-19s in Fredrikstad this weekend; short but a lot of fun was the girls' verdict.

Friday we were up with the birds to catch the plane to Oslo, then we took a three-hour bus ride to Fredrikstad.  After a meal, we went out for training.  We had a tournament, a good chance to show our skills.  It was good, and it's always good to get the first session over with.  After it we had a one-hour meeting where we all presented ourselves for the new players.  It was then an early Friday night.

Saturday we had breakfast at nine, what a breakfast!!  After that there was a gentle training session with some formation training and training in square.  At 18.00 we played a training match, 3 x 30 minutes.  The result was 2-2.  It was an even match with plenty of good combination play, but a lot that could be improved.  It was early to bed on Saturday afterwards.

Sunday breakfast was at nine again followed by recovery training to get the match out of ourselves.  We also played football-tennis which is always fun.  

Now Annette and I are having a hard time, sitting writing, on a plane that's 10,000 metres up in the air!

Else Vassbø, Annette Tengesdal http://www.kleppil.no/Klepp-Elite/Nyheter-2/Reisebrev-fra-Fredrikstad/
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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2011, 08:04:37 PM »
A bit late, video highlights from the U-19 Norway-Netherlands match on Sep. 16 2010.  Some great work by keeper Nora (in the yellow jersey):
http://www.youtube.com/user/AKsuited09
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Under-19 squad for La Manga
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 11:53:06 PM »
Under-19 team chief Jarl Torske has picked the following squad for the ten-nations tournament at La Manga between March 2 and 9:

Kirvil Schau Odden  -  Røa
Ane Fimreite  -  Avaldsnes IL
Ingrid Søndenå  -  Røa
Ida Aardalen  -  Sarpsborg 08
Maren Knudsen  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Anette Tengesdal  -  Klepp
Anja Sønstevold  -  Kolbotn
Maria Thorisdottir  -  Klepp
Marie Eliassen  -  Haugar
Ina Skaug  -  Stabæk
Cathrine Dekkerhus  -  Stabæk
Andrine S. Hegerberg  -  Kolbotn
Maryam Husseini  -  Fossum
Else Vassbø  -  Klepp          
Kristine Hegland  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Henriette Ingvaldsen  -  Sarpsborg 08
Anne Marthe Birkeland  -  Sarpsborg 08
Melissa Bjånesøy  -  Sandviken
Emile Bosshard Haavi  -  Røa
Josephine Dahl Stautland  -  Avaldsnes

The matches will be:
March 4, 18.00 Norway v France,
March 6, 12.00 Scotland v Norway,
March 8, 14.00 Norway v USA.

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-tropp-til-La-Manga/

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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
Cathrine Dekkerhus has pulled out of the Under-19 trip to La Manga next week.  She has been replaced by Marie Aarrestad Nesse of Klepp.

Ane Fimreite has been picked at short notice to play with the U-23s.  So far there is no replacement keeper for the U-19s.
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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2011, 06:49:04 PM »
Friday's match against France has been put back to Saturday with a 12.00 kickoff because of heavy rain at La Manga.   

Norway's team (4-3-3):
Kirvil Schau Odden -
Anja Sønstevold, Ida Aardalen, Marie Eliassen, Anette Tengesdal -
Andrine Hegerberg, Maria Thorisdottir, Kristine Hegland -
Henriette Ingvaldsen, Melissa Bjånesøy, Emilie Bosshard Haavi.

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-Norge---Frankrike/
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Melissa Bjånesøy hat-trick
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2011, 08:28:50 PM »
Melissa Bjånesøy has played 16 matches for Norway's Under-19s and scored in 15 of them.  Today she sank France in Norway's 3-0 win.

A year ago few had heard of Bjånesøy, but then Jarl Torske gave her a chance on the national U-19 team.  He cannot have regretted his decision, and once again in Saturday's match the Sandviken striker delivered the goods with three goals in 15 minutes.

"To score in 15 of 16 matches is a unique achievement.  She knows how to stress and worry the opponents, but also she is clinical in finishing", said Torske to fotball.no.  "It's a skill that usually develops with time, but she has been there from day one.  She received a cross against France almost a year ago, and the first thing she did was to score.  She is a fearless striker".

Not only the striker was praised today.  "We were really good collectively.  In defence we were compact, we moved and duelled well - that was the basis of the win.  We were good in the attack", said the trainer.

The French European champions were caught unawares by a tactically strong Norwegian team.  "We played with style and varied our play well, holding the ball up when it was necessary and attacking when it seemed right.  France is a team with many skills, but we stressed them and stopped them passing accurately", said Torske.

Today's match was postponed from Friday because of rain.  So the team has a day less to recover before the next match, against Scotland on Sunday.  Torske does not see it as a big problem.  "We will change most of the team anyway.  We are trying to see all the players before qualification starts for the European Cup, so many of today's starters will not be playing", he said.

He expects a hard match from Scotland.  "It's always tough against British teams.  Scotland was at the last European Cup finals.  They have taken many steps forward in the last years", said Jarl Torske.

NORWAY - FRANCE 3-0 (0-0), La Manga.
Spectators: 50
Ref: Michaela Basimamovic, Croatia.
Cards: none.
Goals: 1-0 Melissa Bjånesøy (53), 2-0 Bjånesøy (55), 3-0 Bjånesøy (68).

Norway (4-3-3):
Kirvil Schau Odden -
Anja Sønstevold (Maren Knudsen 75), Ida Aardalen, Marie Eliassen (Ingrid Søndenå 65), Anette Tengesdal -
Andrine Hegerberg (Maryam Husseini 85), Maria Thorisdottir (Else Vassbø 58), Kristine Hegland -
Henriette Ingvaldsen (Josephine Dahl Stautland 58), Melissa Bjånesøy (Marie Aarrestad Nesse 75), Emilie Bosshard Haavi (Ina Skaug 65).

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-Norge---Frankrike/

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2-2 against Scotland
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2011, 10:11:14 AM »
Norway's Under-19s went two goals down to Scotland but came back and took a 2-2 draw at the end.

The team took a long time before things started to work in Sunday's match at La Manga, but some substitutions and a change in formation brought them back into the game.  "It was good that we fixed it.  In the first half we were far too passive and hesitant.  With British teams, give them an inch and they take a yard", said the trainer Jarl Torske.  "In the last half hour we made changes and came back into the match".

It was only a day since the team had beaten France 3-0.  The tight programme caused Torske to make sweeping changes to the team.  "We started with a team that has not played together very much, and it showed.  It was better when we brought in players who had played together more", he said.  Melissa Bjånesøy came on after an hour and scored within five minutes.

Shortly the team will enter the second round of qualification for the European Cup.  Torske has used the tournament in La Manga to characterise the players.  "We are anxious that all the players we have with us should gain international experience.  When we leave here I want the qualification squad to be decided.  The pieces are falling into place", said the trainer.

On Tuesday the team will finish the trip with a match against USA.  "It's a fine challenge for us.  It's the top to get a match like this.  USA have a really good Under-19 team", said Jarl Torske.
 
NORWAY - SCOTLAND 2-2 (0-1), La Manga, 06-03-2011.
Spectators: 40.
Ref: Silke Mitter Lechner, Austria.
Yellow card: Anette Tengesdal - Norway.
Goals: 0-1 Nicola Docherty (4), 0-2 Ellen Pia (57), 1-2 Melissa Bjånesøy (65), 2-2 Josephine Stautland (71).

Norway (4-3-3):
Ane Fimreite –
Anja Sønstevold (Ida Aardalen 46), Ingrid Søndenå, Maren Knudsen, Anette Tengesdal (Andrine Hegerberg 46) –
Ina Skaug, Else Vassbø, Maryam Husseini (Henriette Ingvaldsen 60) –
Josephine Dahl Stautland, Marie Aarrestad Nesse (Melissa Bjånesøy 60), Anne Marthe Birkeland (Kristine Hegland 55).    

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-Norge---Skottland/
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USA 2 Norway 0
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2011, 06:55:38 PM »
The Under-19s met a better team individually and collectively today at La Manga.  Meeting the best was good learning experience.

The team played their last match of this trip on Tuesday afternoon.  "To play against top international opponents gives the girls a good point of reference.  It's important for them to feel the skill level and the ball tempo for themselves.  The USA were better than us individually and collectively", said trainer Jarl Torske to fotball.no.

He was impressed by the Americans.  "It was a very good team.  They were very secure with the ball and played at a high tempo.  We were chasing behind in attack and defence.  The players felt they had much less time with the ball", said the trainer.

European Cup qualification starts soon.  "We have used a lot of players, and those who go to Croatia will have played many international matches.  We have tried to characterise all the players and work up a team.  It has been a great experience.  We are almost ready with the qualification squad", said Torske.

Earlier at La Manga the team beat France and drew with Scotland.  "Today and against Scotland we made substitutions and changed our formation during the match.  We succeded in altering the shape of the match.  We have good skills and many different types of player, and that means we can change matches", said Jarl Torske.

NORWAY - USA 0-2 (0-1), La Manga, 08-03-2011.
Spectators: 40.
Ref: Mihaela Basimamovic, Croatia.
Cards: none.
Goals: 0-1 Kelley Cobb (9), 0-2 Taylor Smith (80).

Norway (4-3-3):
Ane Fimreite (Kirvil Schau Odden 66) –
Anja Sønstevold (Ingrid Søndenå 46), Ida Aardalen (Maren Knudsen 46), Maria Thorisdottir, Anette Tengesdal –
Ina Skaug (Else Vassbø 46), Andrine Hegerberg, Kristine Hegland –
Josephine Stautland (Anne Marthe Birkeland 72), Melissa Bjånesøy, Emilie Bosshard Haavi.

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-Norge---USA/ 
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Under-19 squad for EM qualis
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2011, 09:59:53 AM »
Jarl Torske has selected the squad to go to Croatia between March 29 and April 6 to meet Portugal, Croatia and England:

Kirvil Schau Odden  -  Røa    
Ane Liseth Fimreite  -  Avaldsnes IL
Anja Sønstevold  -  Kolbotn
Ida Glückstad Aardalen  -  Sarpsborg 08
Maria Thorisdottir  -  Klepp
Anette Tengesdal  -  Klepp
Ina Helen Levorsen Skaug  -  Stabæk
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg  -  Kolbotn
Kristine Wigdahl Hegland  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Josephine Dahl Stautland  -  Avaldsnes IL
Melissa Linn Berman Bjånesøy  -  Sandviken              
Emile Bosshard Haavi  -  Røa  
Else Vassbø  -  Klepp          
Maren Sjåholm Knudsen  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Ingrid Katrine Buer Søndenå  -  Røa
Marie Eliassen  -  Haugar
Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg  -  Kolbotn
Caroline Graham Hansen  -  Stabæk

31/3 Norway – Portugal, 15.30, Stadium Gradski, Umag
2/4  Croatia - Norway, 15.30, Stadium FC Novigrad
5/4  Norway – England, 14.00, Stadium FC Novigrad

Norway must win the group or be one of the best 2nd-placed teams to go to the next round of qualification, in Rimini, Italy, May 30 - June 11.

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/J19/2011/J19-tropp-til-EM-kvalik/

Note: Cathrine Dekkerhus is not on the list and she pulled out of the La Manga trip as well, which is worrying.

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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2011, 11:20:59 AM »
I am guessing that both Ada and Andrine are going on the trip, because Ada performed well with the U17's, is not going to the next U17 camp, and they have also pulled up Caroline Graham Hansen, another 1995. Looking forward to seeing all the youngsters and how they perform this year in the Toppserien.

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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2011, 02:10:48 PM »
OK, Peter, I was wrong and both of the Hegerbergs are listed, so we don't have to guess :) . . it's a great idea to give the young players a chance when they have Toppserien experience.  Ada and Caroline are fearless and not bothered at all by playing against seniors, both of them ran rings round much older players at times last season.  Caroline is just 16, Ada is still only 15½.
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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2011, 08:45:01 PM »
Did anyone see any news about Cathrine Dekkerhus, who isn't playing just now?
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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2011, 09:55:40 AM »
This was posted in one of the comments on the www.fotballmagasinet.no summary of the Toppserien for 2011: "Dekkerhus har tretthetsbrudd i foten. Usikker på om hun har operert." (Dekkerhus has a stress fracture in her foot. Unsure if she has been operated on)

This would make sense as she didn't play matches with Stabaek before she was called away with the full National Team when they had the large camp at the end of Jan, but then played in the games w the National Team, and actually did quite well if I remember well from the highlights I saw. And she hasn't played since, so a stress fracture would make sense....

A shame really. Hope she gets well soon!

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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2011, 12:53:26 PM »
OK Peter, thanks for that and it is a real shame.  I put the news on the Stabaek forum.  More news from there is that she is having a metal screw put into the foot.
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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2011, 12:27:44 PM »
Norway begin their qualifying series at the City Stadium in Umag, a coast city in Istria in Northeast Croatia, today. They play Portugal, one of the opponents that need to be defeated by quite a few goals if Norway are to be assured of qualification for the final tournament.

Hosts Croatia take on group favourites England in the other match.

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http://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/matches/season=2011/round=2000099/match=2003584/index.html
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Re: Under-19s, 2011
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2011, 01:21:52 PM »
Norway XI: Fimreite; Sønstevold, Aardalen, Thorisdottir, Tengesdal; An. Hegerberg, Vassbø, Hegland; Stautland, Bjånesøy, Haavi.
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Among the best in Europe
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2011, 01:47:44 PM »
Thanks Sam.  This preview was on the NFF's site:

Anything else than a place in the summer's European Cup tournament will be a disappointment for Jarl Torske and the Under-19s.  Norway's girls are looking forward to the next round of qualification, and the big goal is a place in the finals in Italy.

The team is in place in Croatia, and they find themselves in a group with Portugal, Croatia and England, with Portugal the opponents on Thursday.  Jarl Torske has big expectations.  "Everyone is looking forward to getting to work and is all geared up.  This is a team with a real wish to perform, and a team that I really want to take to a cup tournament.  This year's team is among the best in Europe", he told fotball.no.

No players have pulled out and Torkse has his strongest possible squad to choose from.  "It's going to be tough but we aim to qualify - anything else would be a disappointment", he said.

Several of the squad played in the Under-17 European Cup two years ago, but last year neither the U-17s nor the U-19s were able to qualify for their tournaments.  So it's important for Norway to succeed this time.

"From a development perspective it's important that the players gain experience of playing in finals.  There are a lot of players who have already come a long way and it's important to get the feeling of a tournament.  It gives the players a reference point", said the trainer.

He says the team has a good mix.  Some of them have already played U-19 matches, but others are new.  Captain Kristine Hegland played in the Under-20 World Cup in Chile as a 16-year-old at the end of 2008, while Ada Hegerberg and Caroline Graham Hansen, both born in 1995, are new.  "I have a really exciting squad.  There are many good individuals with good skills.  Other are real workers, and we have a good collective", said Torske.

He thinks Norway and England are the group favourite, but that neither Portugal nor Croatia can be underestimated.  "Teams like them are no longer easy to beat.  They have done their work and you don't find any walkovers at this stage any more".

He says Portugal plays more possession play, while England are physically tough.  When the U-19s were at La Manga a month ago they met France and Scotland.  "We wanted to play them because France has a style that is very like Portugal's, while Scotland play like England.  We tested out formations, how high to play, and other things.  I feel we are well prepared".

The trainer thinks Thursday's match will be a trial of patience.  "They like to hold the ball and are sometimes over-ambitious.  It suits us because we can break down that kind of play.  They are good in defence, lying low and compact, so it will be important for us to use a high tempo and use mobility in the spaces and on the wings", said Jarl Torske.  

The match is at 14.30 UK time.

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