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England go on a Turkey shoot
 Women's Football News 26 Sep 2013
 
England go on a Turkey shoot - 26 Sep 2013 - Women's Football NewsEngland 8 (Duggan 1,2,36, White 29,38, Aluko 32,48, Dowie 74)
Turkey 0
att: 6,293; at Portsmouth F.C.

England ran up their second big victory within a week as a Toni Duggan hat-trick helped them to inflict an eight-goal thrashing at Fratton Park. 
 
Brent Hills made two changes to the team which had beaten Belarus five days earlier, Siobhan Chamberlain coming in to replace Rachel Brown-Finnis in goal whilst Gemma Bonner was handed her England debut in the centre of defence with Sophie Bradley dropping down to the bench.
 
It took just 50 seconds to make the breakthrough, Alex Scott breaking down the right and her low cross picked out Duggan to turn the ball home from close range.
 
Before anyone had a chance to catch their breath, Duggan struck again within another minute, from virtually the same position after being found by Eniola Aluko.
 
England continued to press for more goals with Karen Carney and Aluko both having shots saved, and Jordan Nobbs hit the bar via a long range free kick.
 
It took twenty minutes for Turkey to make any threat, Pinar Yalcin bursting into the England half and holding off Casey Stoney but Siobhan Chamberlain was quickly off her line to clear. Moments later, Leyla Gungor tried a speculative 25-yard shot which struck the top of the bar.
 
However a third goal was not too long in coming for England, Fara Williams sliding a through ball into the path of Ellen White who took the ball round Fatma Sahin before slotting home.
 
Another three minutes elapsed and it was four. Carney slid a neat pass into the path of Duggan who set up Aluko for a simple finish from close range.
 
The Turkish defence was all over the place and Duggan soon completed her hat-trick. Williams played the ball into the area, the Turkish back four hesitated fatally and Duggan took full advantage, running in to tuck the ball into the corner of the net.
 
Two more minutes and it was six. This time Carney floated a delightful cross to the far post for White to run in and plant a firm header past an exposed Sahin. Carney then headed an Aluko cross narrowly wide as England finished a very one-sided half well on top and in control.
 
The pattern of the game continued right from the start of the second half and, less than a minute after missing a good opportunity, Aluko nodded in from virtually on the line after White had taken the ball round Sahin and crossed.
 
Duggan headed over following good work on the right by White and Alex Scott, then the Everton striker sent a shot inches over from just inside the area.
 
Natasha Dowie, on as a second half substitute, was unable to direct a White cross home and Sahin was able to claw the ball away, then Bonner headed over from a corner.
 
Dowie was to make no mistake five minutes later though, racing onto a through ball from Jill Scott before burying her shot into the far corner to complete the rout.
 
Jill Scott fired over from long range and Steph Houghton miscued a header in front of goal from a Williams free kick. Williams herself went close with a shot which was touched over the bar by Sahin and Duggan was narrowly off target with another strike from the edge of the area. 
 
England: Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Lucy Bronze, Fara Williams, Gemma Bonner, Casey Stoney (sub Steph Houghton 74mins), Eniola Aluko (sub Natasha Dowie 58mins), Jordan Nobbs, Ellen White, Karen Carney (sub Jill Scott 62mins), Toni Duggan. Subs not used: Rachel Brown-Finnis, Anita Asante, Sophie Bradley, Jade Moore.

Turkey: Fatma Sahin, Songul Ece, Didem Karagenc, Esra Erol, Sibel Duman, Cansu Yag (sub Emine Ecem Esen 36mins (sub Elif Deniz 87mins)), Bilgin Defterli, Yagmur Uraz, Leyla Gungor, Sevgi Cinar, Pinar Yalcin (sub Gamze Iskeceli 69mins). Subs not used: Ezgi Caglar, Fatos Yildirim, Gizem Gonultas, Zubeyde Kaya.

Photos by www.jamesprickett.co.uk:

(top) Eniola Aluko has a first half shot saved by Fatma Sahin
(middle) Lucy Bronze is challenged by Songul Ece
(bottom) Natasha Dowie scored England's final goal


 
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