U16 Girls Six Nations Tournament
Ireland 0 England 4
England started brightly and won a corner after just two minutes, which Beth Alexander dispatched with a straight strike. England kept the pressure on and won four further corners in the first half but the Irish defence stood strong and the score remained 1-0 at half time.
Two further goals from Beth Alexander gave England a 3-0 lead at the end of the third quarter. Caitlin Polley added another just in the 51st minute after some sustained pressure on the Irish defence making it 4-0 at fulltime.
In the opening game of the day, Spain lost to Belgium 2-1 having taken a first quarter lead. This was followed by a highly competitive game between Germany and Netherlands, with Germany taking a 4-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Netherlands scored with a minute to go and Germany held off a late attack to win 4-3.
Spain 1 (Casado de la Fuente) – Belgium 2 (Barry; Struyf)
Germany 4 (Weigand; Fleschuetz (2); Strauss) – Netherlands 3 (Van Loon; Winter; Dicke)
Ireland 0 – England 4 (Alexander (3); Polley)
Fixtures: Wednesday 18th July
09.00 England v Germany
11.00 Netherlands v Belgium