Women’s International Round-Up


Southampton FC Women were involved in a bumper international break with six players heading out on duty across Europe.

Megan Wynne and Alice Griffiths have both been with the Welsh senior team for a fruitful camp. Wynne made a late appearance off the bench for Wales as they beat Northern Ireland 4-1 at Cardiff City Stadium.

Laura Rafferty was on the other side of proceedings, replacing Blackburn Rovers’ Kelsie Burrows in the 78th minute.

Kayla Rendell and Ella Morris were both in action for England U23s. Rendell started against Portugal in their first game of the international break as the Young Lionesses came from behind to beat Portugal 3-2.

Morris was awarded her U23s debut in the second match for the Young Lionesses as they took on Belgium in Genk. Starting and playing the full 90 minutes, England and Morris were held to a 0-0 draw by the hosts.

Lucia Kendall and England U19s suffered heartbreak in their bid to qualify for the Women’s U19 European Championships, with a mixed bunch of results.

Despite chances, Kendall and her England teammates could only manage a 1-1 draw with Slovenia in their opening game, as a penalty for their opponents set up a blockbuster injury time equaliser for the Young Lionesses.

Kendall then captained the side and scored as England U19s secured a 5-2 victory over Belarus to set up a crunch clash in their last game against Spain.

The Young Lionesses were left without progression to the EUROs as a strong Spain side beat them 1-0 to secure the top spot in group.