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
England on brink of last eight
 Women's Football News 3 Nov 2008
 
England on brink of last eight - 3 Nov 2008 - Women's Football NewsEngland Under-17 took a step closer to sealing a place in the World Cup quarter finals on Sunday, when they picked up a narrow 1-0 win against Nigeria in Wellington.
 
Following their opening victory against Brazil last week, Lois Fidler and her team knew that a victory against the Africans would most likely be enough to secure their passage to the next stage from Group D and they now know that a point against South Korea in their final game on Tuesday will be enough.
 
The Young Lionesses left it late too, as they had to wait unto the 79th minute before Jessica Holbrook broke the deadlock. It was a somewhat fortunate victory too, as Nigeria had the better of the possession but just could not make their territorial dominance count.
 
Nigeria controlled the early stages and almost edged ahead when England captain Jordan Nobbs headed against her own bar within ten minutes of the kick off. In the 11th minute, Ebere Orji's fine cross from the right saw Ngozi Okobi with a good chance to open the scoring but she just failed to capitalise.
 
It wasn't all Nigeria though, as at the other end, Rebecca Jane's attempted lob from outside the area was turned onto the bar by goalkeeper Marbel Egwuenu.
 
Nigeria continued to enjoy the better of the game though and Orji should have notched when clean through on goal, but took too long over her shot and the Nigerian frustration continued when Desire Oparanozie's close range header flew wide just before half time.
 
Nigeria continued to enjoy the better of the game in the second half, and twice in the early minutes Lauren Davey saved well from substitute Amarachi Okoronkwo.
 
England held strong though and eventually got their rewards when Lauren Bruton received the ball off Danielle Carter from a throw in and crossed to the edge of the area where Holbrook finished well with a right foot on the turn to give England a second victory.
 
England: Lauren Davey, Lucy Bronze (sub Rachel Daly 71mins), Naomi Chadwick, Jessica Holbrook, Jodie Jacobs, Gemma Bonner, Rebecca Jane (sub Rachel Pitman 67mins), Jordan Nobbs, Danielle Carter, Isobel Christiansen, Lauren Bruton (sub Lucy Staniforth 90mins). Subs not used: Amy Carr, Juliana Draycott, Stephanie Marsh, Jemma Rose, Sarah Wiltshire, Paige Eli, Kirsty Linnett.

Nigeria: Marbel Egwuenu, Doris Ewhubare, Martina Ohadugha, Gloria Ofoegbu, Desire Oparanozie (sub Valentine Ibe 86mins), Soo Adekwagh, Helen Ukaonu, Regina Macfancy, Ebere Orji (sub Amarachi Okoronkwo 40mins), Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Okobi (sub Amenze Aighewi 50mins). Subs not used: Favour Okeke, Asebe Adamu, Nina Egeonu, Maria Nwoko, Eno Umoh, Nogzi Ebere, Prudent Ugoh.

 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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 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

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

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