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Norway 2 USA 2
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2015, 04:13:59 AM »
After the A-team's win over Finland the U23s followed up with a point against the USA last night.  Andrine Hegerberg put them in the lead from the penalty spot after 11 minutes, but Chioma Ubogagu scored twice in the second half to turn the match round for the visitors.  Twelve minutes from the end Synne Hansen scored the 2-2 equaliser.  

"We could have won today.  We created the most chances, and after half time we were definitely the best team, but we let in easy goals", said Gøril Kringen.  "But we are very pleased that we came back and scored the second goal after the USA had turned the match round.  We met a solid team today and we we were better than them, so we should not be too disappointed with a draw".

The trainer thinks that Norway has plenty of room for improvement.  "In the first half there were rather too large gaps in the midfield which they played through too easily.  But the defence was solid and the USA did not create a single chance against us", said Kringen.  At half time her team were ahead 1-0.  "Maria Brochmann played Andrea Thun through into the box.  She was brought down and Andrine Hegerberg kicked the penalty".

After half time the USA scored twice.  "We lost that half but we played better.  Our job is to sink our chances and keep the defence tight.  The USA scored two from three chances in the second half, while we had four chances we did not use".

After 78 minutes Norway found the net.  "It was a real battled goal.  The ball went to Synne Hansen.  She was hard pressed by an American defender but threw herself forward and put the ball in goal", said the trainer.    

Anja Sønstevold from the World Cup squad played this match.

Thomas Brekke Sæteren  http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/U23-Disse-moter-USA1/

Norway starters:
Nora Gjøen -
Tuva Hansen, Stine Reinås, Ingrid Stenevik, Nora Byom Nilssen -
Guro Reiten, Anja Sønstevold, Maria Brochmann, Lisa F. Naalsund, Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg (capt) -
Andrea Thun.
Subs: Vilde Fjelldal, Synne Skinnes Hansen, Cathrine H. Dekkerhus, Cecilie Kvamme, Victoria Ludvigsen.
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Norway 1 Sweden 2
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2015, 01:35:51 PM »
This week Lisa Naalsund, Ingrid Stenevik, Maria Brochmann, Vilde Bøe Risa and Cecilie Kvamme have been at the U23 meeting in Sarpsborg.

Against England they won 3-0. Vilde scored a good goal with her left foot and Broch came in and scored with a header.  Vilde also took the pennant for her performance in the match.

The USA match ended 2-2.  Stenevik took the pennant this time.

Today they played Sweden and unfortunately it ended in a 1-2 loss.  Now the girls are looking forward to coming home to Arna-Bjørnar!

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Norway-Sweden 1-2
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2015, 05:55:00 PM »
U23 loss to Sweden:  The team lost 1-2 to Sweden at Sarpsborg today.  "Today we didn't manage as well as we did earlier in the tournament.  We see that we can't afford to drop our level by many per cent for things to get tough in an international match.  We experienced that as a team today.  We must be on top form to match the teams here", said trainer Gøril Kringen to fotball.no.

"Sweden had a well deserved win today and we were not tough or quick enough.  There is nothing that says we must be exhausted, we have rotated the players and the Swedes have had just as tough a match programme as us", she said.

Sweden took the lead after 25 minutes and then went to 2-0 five minues after half time, before Vilde Fjelldal scored a reducer.  "We were ok at the start of the match but then they butted in.  It was really a mental thing.  The girls seemed more tired than they really were and we did not keep up the frequency we need to succeed with our brand of football", said the trainer.  "Sweden had several big chances at the start of the second half and that was the toughest period of the match.  They were right on our heels but we came back with a reducer.  Then we were more in it, so it wasn't totally black".    

Norway-Sweden 1-2 (0-1), training, Fredrikstad Stadium, 31-05-2015
Cards: none
Goals: 0-1 Mimmi Larsson 25, 0-2 Petra Andersson 50, 1-2 Vilde Fjelldal 58.

Norway:
Kristine Nøstmo -
Cecilie Kvamme, Stine P. Reinås (Ingrid Stenevik 46), Ane Sund Walsøe, Marit Bratberg Lund (Nora Byom Nilssen 46) -
Victoria Ludvigsen (Synne Skinnes Hansen 46), Guro Reiten, Vilde Bøe Risa (Andrea Thun 62), Cathrine H. Dekkerhus (capt) -
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg (Maria Brochmann 83) -
Vilde Fjelldal.

Thomas Brekke Sæteren http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/U23-Laget-mot-Sverige-er-


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Re: Under-23 team
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2015, 08:35:36 PM »
Curious how Sweden scored.  Were they the result of getting beat wide?

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Debuts in U23s
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2015, 09:00:07 AM »
Trondheims-Ørn's goalkeeper Kristine Nøstmo made her debut in the Under-23s on Sunday in the 1-2 loss to Sweden.  "I thought we would play better, as we had done well against England and the USA", she told Fotballmagasinet.

The Swedes took the lead in the first half after a couple of good attempts.  In the second half they were lucky with a long shot that was helped into goal by the wind.  Norway took a reducer but the match ended at 1-2. "It wasn't a good match.  We were good at times but we were also very bad at times.  We were not accurate enough with the passing and were not tough enough in duels.  It was all very uneven, really", said Nøstmo. 

But apart from that disappointment she has had a good week with the U23s in Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad.  "Very good to be here and I've met a lot of new people.  It's been great, apart from the match".

Vilde Fjelldal from Medkila scored her first Under-23 goal in her first match from the start at this level.  Sweden ran up a 2-0 lead, and in the 58th minute the stage was set for the 17-year-old.  She took the ball in the penaly area and scored with one touch.  "It was great to score and it topped the whole week", Fjelldal told Fotballmagasinet.  "Dekkerhus had a shot.  First it went past then it came back in and I managed to put it into goal.  It was a really great feeling".

Fjelldal debuted on Friday when she had half an hour at the end of the 2-2 draw with the USA, and she followed it up with 90 minutes against Sweden.  "It was a bit on and off.  We deserved to lose but we could have had a point at the end when we were really pressing", she said.  In stoppage time Guro Reiten sent a good cross over to the back post, but Nora Byom-Nilssen put the ball over and the match ended with a loss to Sweden.

Despite this, and third place in the tournament, she has had a very valuable week with the U23s.  "It's been exciting and I have noticed the higher level here, with more physical strong play", said Vilde Fjelldal.   

Andreas Kristoffer Berge http://www.fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=28874 http://www.fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=28873
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