Sweden 5-1 England U16s

England Women’s U16s slipped to a 5-1 defeat to Sweden in their final group game of the annual Nordic Tournament.

Marieanne Spacey’s side recorded earlier group victories against Holland and Iceland, but they were unable to replicate that form in Smogen.

The host nation raced into a three-goal lead inside the opening 20 minutes but Arsenal’s Chloe Kelly reduced arrears just before half-time, latching onto Ashleigh Plumptre’s knock down to coolly find the back of the net for her second goal of the competition.

That was to be just a brief reprieve, though, as Sweden notched another two goals shortly after the restart to complete the Scandinavians’ victory.

England will now take on Norway in Wednesday’s third/fourth-place play-off.

England
1 Sian Rogers (Birmingham City), 2 Alessia Russo (Chelsea), 3 Anna Patten (Arsenal), 4 Ashleigh Plumptre (Derby County), 6 Chloe Kelly (Arsenal), 7 Georgia Allen (Arsenal), 8 Georgia Stanway (Blackburn Rovers), 11 Lotte Wubben Moy (Arsenal), 14 Lucy Porter (C; Aston Villa), 15 Mayumi Gillam (Liverpool), 16 Megan Finnigan (Everton)

Substitutes: 10 Kess Elmore (Liverpool) for Stanway 56, 17 Megan Tinsley (Derby County) for Gillam 56, 12 Lucy Parker (Arsenal) for Wubben Moy 65, 18 Mollie Rouse (Aston Villa) for Allen 65, 9 Jessica Jones (Devon FA) for Kelly 73, 5 Charlotte Devlin (Arsenal) for Russo 75

Substitutes not used: 13 Sandy MacIver (Everton).