Leicester City Women Football Club

Two Foxes in Action over International Break

Ian Cairns - iancairnsmedia.co.uk

Sophie Domingo and Rachel Brown both featured for their respective nations as the October international break saw plenty of action.

  • Two Foxes were in international action over the past week
  • Sophie Domingo netted her first England Under 19s goal
  • England Under 19s progressed to the Elite Qualifying Round of the U19 Euros
  • Rachel Brown made three appearances for Scotland Under 19s

Two Leicester City players featured on international duty, with Sophie Domingo helping England to qualify for the Elite Qualifying Round of the Under 19 Euros with a 100 per cent record.

England faced Malta, Slovakia and Croatia in their Group A Qualifying matches, coming through with three wins from three,  netting 21 goals without conceding.

Sophie Domingo started the opening game against Malta providing two assists as the young Lionesses opened their campaign with a 9-0 victory.

Starting on the bench against Croatia, Domingo came on with 15 minutes to play, the winger then netted her first England game in stoppage time to secure an 8-0 win against the hosts.

England secured their safe passage to the Elite Qualifying Round thanks to a 4-0 victory over Slovakia in the final Group A match.

The draw for the Elite Round will take place on Friday 23 November in Switzerland.

Elsewhere, Scotland stepped up their preparations for hosting the Under 19s Championships next year by holding a Preparatory Tournament with some of the best teams in Europe visiting.

Scotland opened their matches with a 1-0 defeat to 2018 European Champions Spain before losing out to stronger competition in the shape of France and Denmark.

Rachel Brown in action for Scotland Under 19s – Photo: Ian Cairns – iancairnsmedia.co.uk

Having made her debut back in August, Rachel Brown started all three matches in the centre of defence for Scotland. The youngster ­will be looking to cement her place in the side ahead of the tournament next summer.