On Friday night, Canada’s Jessie Fleming and Welsh captain Sophie Ingle came face-to-face for Wales’ friendly with Canada in Cardiff. The Canadians were leading 2-0 when midfielder Fleming bent one from the top of the box into the top corner in the 62nd minute to seal the deal with a 3-0 triumph for Canada over Wales.
Five of the Blues travelled with the Lionesses for their friendly away at France with Bethany England, Carly Telford, Fran Kirby, Millie Bright and Niamh Charles all making the trip. The Lionesses were on the front foot early on at the Stade Michel d’Ornano but the French keeper Peyraud-Magnin was on top form, preventing them from taking the lead.
At the half-hour, Baltimore took France 1-0 up, which they maintained up to half-time. Charles came on in the second half to make her international debut for England wearing the number 12 but France had the momentum and a penalty from Asseyi increased the pressure from France taking them to 2-0.
England found a way back into the game with Kirby converting her penalty in the bottom left-hand corner, Kirby’s 14th international goal, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to take the win with Katoto’s goal sealing their fate, ending the night 3-1 in Caen.