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Hope Powell insisted that England should have won by a greater margin than eight against Malta.
The Head Coach revealed that she was not satisfied overall after a one-sided affair against a Maltese side which played for a large part of the match with ten players.
"I'm pleased with the three points," said Hope, "it was important to get off to a good start. But there are things we still need to work on.
"They got behind the ball and made things difficult but our finishing was poor. We scored eight but it should have been 20, so that's disappointing.
"Sometimes there is a danger that it gets too easy and you do things you don't normally do.
"I wanted to give some players an opportunity to play and give them some experience. Some of the younger players are still learning the trade and it gives them a chance to learn at this environment."
Hope also dismissed speculation and rumours that had linked her with the vacant manager's job at Grimsby Town, which had circulated in the week leading up to the game. "I don't know where it's come from," she groaned, "I woke up and suddenly everyone wanted to speak to me."
Fara Williams was also unhappy despite scoring a hat-trick in the win. "I could have had six or seven, the three I scored were simple ones but I should have scored more," she said.
"Malta must have learnt from playing Spain and put bodies behind the ball to make it hard at times. Against teams like Malta we should get more goals so it was frustrating.
"It was windy out there but it didn't affect us too much - our quality at times wasn't good enough."
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