England

7-0

Poland

White, 17, 19, 62, Rafferty 46, Bradley 51, Walton 76, 90

 


 




UEFA European U19 Championship Second Qualification Round
7.30pm (local time), Thursday 24 April 2008
Eupen Stadium

England got off to the perfect start as they continue their European Championship campaign, beating hosts of the Second Round Poland by seven goals.


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Having become the first England Women's team to reach a European Championship Final last year, Mo Marley's side are looking to capitalise on that success this term with another finals appearance.

The final tournament will be held in France in the towns of Amboise, Avoine, Blois, Romorantin, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Tours and Vineuil.

Chelsea's Ellen White grabbed a hat-trick as she built on her leading scorer award at the last finals, scoring two goals in two minutes early on to put England in command.

Claire Rafferty then popped up with the third goal just after the interval and set the Three Lions on their way to a scoring spree that saw goals from Sophie Bradley, a brace from Sophie Walton and Ellen White's third of the night.

Next up for Mo Marley's side is Belgium on Saturday.

England: 1 Rebecca Spencer, 2 Chelsea Weston, 3 Claire Rafferty, 4 Remi Allen (Sophie Walton 72’), 5 Sophie Bradley (c), 6 Gilly Flaherty, 7 Ellen White, 8 Brooke Chaplen, 9 Toni Duggan (Jayne Eadie 79’), 10 Jade Moore (Michelle Hinnigan 58’), 11 Jessica Clarke,

Substitutes Not Used: 13 Lauren Davey, 14 Elizabeth Edwards, 17 Georgie Giddings, 18 Kerys Harrop