Women's Football News

Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
Women's Football News

Women's Soccer Scene
Bird strikes to give England victory
 Women's Football News 26 Feb 2010
Bird strikes to give England victory - 26 Feb 2010 - Women's Football NewsA really confident performance from England Under-23s, where they dominated the game more than the final score shows, saw Brent Hills' team pick up an impressive 1-0 victory against Norway on Wednesday afternoon.
In the early stages, both teams were trying to take control but to no avail despite England showing some good early play and working hard.
The first chance fell to Ellen White on 16 minutes, after a pass from Natasha Dowie. It was a soft shot, but it showed that White had the beating of the back line. Midway through the first half, England were looking very assured and using their possession well to get wide and fire some decent crosses into the box. They were, however, unable to get on the end of any of them.
By the half hour mark, Norway still hadn't created anything dangerous, as long ball after long ball was cut out by Sophie Bradley and Fern Whelan. England came close again following some good forward play which gave Dowie the chance for a shot, but from outside of the area, she drove wide.
Dowie was given another chance following a great ball down the left from Claire Rafferty. Given time, she cut inside and blasted the ball across the face of goal and just wide of the post. With five minutes to go in the first half, a tremendous string of passes, starting in defence, eventually sent Brooke Chaplen clear in the box, but she fired over the bar after a really good move which had carved Norway open.
In the second half, England picked up where they left off and their work ethic was rewarded when a mistake from Norway's defence on 48 minutes, left Dannii Bird to take the ball on and coolly slot home into the bottom right corner.
England were looking comfortable with their lead and continued to make chances. Bird went clear once again, but her shot ths time was straight at the 'keeper.
England did start to lose their way a little midway through the second but the introduction of Rachel Williams up front gave the team a little added spark. She found herself some space for a long range shot, which powered just inches over the bar.
The last real action of the game saw White through on goal, but unfortunately she shot too close to the keeper, who made an easy save. However, with this win, England are still in contention to win the competition ahead of their next game against USA on Friday.
England under-23: Carly Telford, Chelsea Weston (sub Steph Houghton 51mins), Claire Rafferty, Michelle Hinnigan (sub Remi Allen 79mins), Fern Whelan, Sophie Bradley (sub Kerys Harrop 51mins), Ellen White, Jade Moore, Natasha Dowie, Brooke Chaplen (sub Rachel Williams 68mins), Dannii Bird (sub Sarah Kempson 60mins). Subs not used: Ashley Baker, Mel Sutcliffe.

 back to TOP


Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 



Womens Football TV
Latest wssTV  


Womens Football Magazine
Womens Football Magazine

Womens Soccer Secene Media

Safe For Kids

Discount Football Kits

Women's Football Advertising

Womens Football News send your story photos and video

Women's Football Advertising

News Archive <
News 2020-2021
News 2019-2020
News 2018-2019
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

Women's Sport Search
Women's Sport Search

Women's Football Advertising

Women's Football History


FA Womens Football Awards

BBC Sport Women's Football

Women's Football Advertising

Football Foundation


Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)