The England Women’s u19 team played a double-header against their US counterparts and managed to win the first game one nil with a Georgia Allen goal and drew the second game 2-2.
Although the game was officially a u19 game, both sides used players born in ’98 and ’99 making it an u18 international game in fact.
All those players are likely to compete in the FIFA 2018 u20 World Cup to be played in Brittany, France, so it was a welcome preparation for the players from both countries.
The first game saw seven Arsenal players involved: two starters, three coming on as subs and two unused subs. Arsenal’s Georgia Allen scored the winner on the 69th minute.
England: 1 Sandy MacIver, 2 Danielle Brown, 3 Mayumi Pacheco, 4 Georgia Allen, 5 Grace Fisk (C), 6 Megan Finnigan, 7 Charlie Devlin, 8 Mollie Rouse, 9 Rinsola Babajide, 10 Zoe Cross, 11 Niamh Charles.
Substitutes: 12 Anna Patten for Brown 73, 19 Rianna Dean for Devlin 73, 20 Hollie Olding for Rouse 73, 14 Laura Hooper for Allen 85,17 Sian Johnson for Charles 90+2.
Substitutes not used: 13 Sian Rogers, 15 Samantha Tierney, 16 Lucy Parker, 18 Chloe Peplow, 21 Georgia Valentine.
The second game saw again seven Arsenal players involved, with four starters, two coming on as subs and one unused sub. Goals were scored by Georgia Stanway and Kess Elmore
England: 1 Sian Rogers, 2 Lucy Parker, 3 Mayumi Pacheco, 4 Georgia Allen, 5 Grace Fisk (C), 6 Megan Finnigan, 7 Alessia Russo, 8 Chloe Peplow, 9 Charlie Wellings, 10 Georgia Stanway, 11 Chloe Kelly.
Substitutes: 16 Anna Filbey for Stanway 52, 17 Sian Johnson for Kelly 52, 14 Lotte Wubben-Moy for Finnigan 65, 20 Kess Elmore for Russo 65, 13 Katie Startup for Rogers 85, 15 Samantha Tierney for Parker 85.
Substitutes not used: 12 Lois Joel, 18 Lucy Shepherd, 19 Rianna Dean, 21 Sandy MacIver.