Three members of the Doncaster Rovers Belles squad tonight featured in their second match at the UEFA Women’s Under 19s Championships in Turkey. Sadly for the England trio of Mary Earps, Beth England and Jess Sigsworth (pictured above from left), their fixture against Spain ended in defeat, following on from an opening match loss to Sweden at the start of the week.
Goalkeeper Mary Earps, who had made a few telling saves to keep England in their fixture with Sweden, had no answer to the rampant Spanish strikeforce she faced tonight, as the Lionesses went down 4-0. Beth England started on the left-wing, as she had in the opening fixture, as she looked to feed team-mate Jess Sigsworth who also started this game, having come on for England, in both senses, against Sweden. Sadly, neither Sigsworth nor England were able to test their opponents in what proved a one-sided fixture.
A fourth member of the Belles squad, Kasia Lipka (pictured on the far right, above) has sat through each of the two fixtures on the bench, and will now be hopeful of getting a chance to show manager Mo Marley what she can do in their final group match against Serbia at the Titanic Stadium on Sunday.