Uefa European Women's Under 17 Championship
30th November 2013
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England came back from a goal down to win 2-1 against Austria in Chesterfield.

The first opportunity of the game fell to Austria's Nina Wasserbauer, who shot wide of the target. Keira Walsh had an effort from range that was saved comfortably. 
With 15 minutes played, Austria took the lead. Wasserbauer received the ball inside the area and shot low to the right-hand side of England goalkeeper Kirstie Levell.
Ashleigh Plumptre's cross found Chloe Kelly in the box, although the striker's header was mis-timed. England equalised on 26 minutes after a Jemma Purfield free-kick was headed past Carolin Grosinger by Plumptre.
Barbara Dunst put her effort from range wide of the target. Teresa Knauseder attempted a speculative effort from distance that never troubled Levell.
On the stroke of half-time, Walsh fired high and wide of the target. 
Both teams went in level at the break, after a fairly even contest in the first period.
After the restart, Knauseder had a shot from range that was held by Levell. Viktoria Pinther put another chance for Austria wide of the post.
Just before the hour mark, England got their second goal of the night. A low Wilkinson cross was smartly finished by Lucy Porter from six yards.
Wasserbauer tried another effort that was blocked well by Gabrielle George. Melissa Schmid then replaced Pinther.
For the majority of the second half, Austria dominated possession and limited England to their own half of the field, yet the hosts' defense held firm.
It was then announced that there would be one minute of additional time. In order to run down the clock, England's Atlanta Primus took to the field in place of Walsh.
After being second best for the final 40 minutes, England managed to hold on for an important victory.
*Each half played over 40 minutes.
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