Norway 0-3 England

England Women’s Under-23s played their second and final game at the Nordic Tournament on Wednesday, losing 3-0 to Norway.

The Lionesses had earned a credible 0-0 draw with Sweden in their first game in Kalmar on Monday, but unfortunately couldn’t build on that result.

Norway 0-3 England Women’s U23s

Nordic Tournament

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Kalmar, Sweden

Mo Marley used the two games as a warm-up for the U20 World Cup in Canada which begins in August, so it was a young squad that travelled to Sweden for the fixtures.

And the squad will now return home before joining up again for the World Cup, which begins on 5 August.

England will face opposition from Mexico, Nigeria and Korea Republic in their group stage.

England Women’s U23s: 13 Megan Walsh (Lizzie Durak, 62), 12 Leah Williamson, 3 Hannah Blundell, 4 Jade Bailey, 5 Jemma Rose, 7 Nikita Parris, 8 Sherry McCue, 16 Gabby George (2 Martha Harris, 62), 11 Natasha Flint (15 Ellie Stewart, 74), 9 Dan Carter (17 Jess Carter, 46), 10 Jess Sigsworth.

Substitutes not used: 6 Meaghan Sargeant, 14 Bianca Bragg, 18 Melissa Lawley, 19 Abbey-Leigh Stringer, 20 Freda Ayisi, 21 Vyan Sampson, 22 Caitlin Leach (GK).