Women's international round-up

Kiera Skeels

Six senior Addicks recently enjoyed the opportunity to represent their respective nations on the international stage within the previous international break, read the low down on how they all got on.

England U23s

Both co-captain Kiera Skeels and Mia Ross were selected for Emma Coates’ U23 Lionesses side for their two friendly fixtures against Italy and Portugal. Skeels started both matches at the back for the young Lionesses while Mia Ross was an unused substitute in both clashes.

Skeels netted an all-important second goal as England sealed a 2-0 triumph over Portugal at Manchester City’s Joie Stadium.


Elsewhere, Kayleigh Green started on the wing for Wales as they were condemned to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in the Nations League.

In their second outing of the international break, Green replaced Carrie Jones with 24 minutes still to play as they suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Denmark.

Following defeat, Gemma Grainger’s side sit bottom of Group 3 with four losses from four.

Northern Ireland 

Rebecca McKenna was back in action for the Northern Ireland national team for their two Nations League fixtures.

McKenna started on the right of a back three and fulfilled the full 90 minutes as Hungary claimed a 3-2 win on the evening. In the reverse tie, McKenna was substituted onto the pitch with 19 minutes to play as Northern Ireland secured a 1-1 draw against Hungary at Seaview.


Also, 2022/23 Golden Boot winner, Melissa Johnson started upfront for the Jamaican international team and played the full 180 minutes in their Gold Cup qualifiers against Panama and Guatemala.

Johnson netted a crucial equaliser on her home debut for the Reggae Girlz as they secured a 2-2 draw against Guatemala at Independence Park.

England U19

Freya Godfrey returned to the U19 Lionesses’ squad for their UEFA Under-19 Championship qualification games against Wales and the Czech Republic.

Godfrey came off the bench in the 65th minute replacing Mia Enderby against Wales, assisting Ava Baker in the dying embers of the clash as England secured an impressive 6-1 victory at Dragon Park.

In their second bout, Godfrey was named in the starting eleven against the Czech Republic as the young Lionesses secured a 1-0 win at the Cardiff International Sports Campus.

Albania U19

From the club’s PGA, Ornela Brahaj was selected for the Albanian U19 squad as they faced Lithuania, Cyprus and Switzerland in their UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifiers.

Brahaj featured for 15 minutes in a 2-1 win over Lithuania and was an unused substitute against Cyprus.

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