TWO WOMEN from Barnsley have been in action for different England teams this week.
Bethany England has played twice for the senior team in World Cup qualifiers.
The 27-year-old Chelsea striker, from Kingstone, scored the third goal in England’s 4-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday, the national team’s first competitive women’s match ever played at Wembley.
It was her fifth goal in her last three international appearances, despite all of them being off the bench.
Bethany tapped in on the line from Lauren Hemp’s goal-bound shot, then tweeted: “I just had to be sure but I will continue to apologise until further notice.”
The Lionesses then won 10-0 in Latvia on Tuesday.
England started the match but did not get on the scoresheet.
She has six goals in 14 appearances for the Lionesses
They are top of their World Cup qualifying group with four wins from four games, 32 goals scored and none conceded.
Bethany is hoping to be included in England’s squad for next summer’s European Championships.
She will now return to Chelsea who face Manchester City in an FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Lucy Watson played for England under 19s this week.
Watson, a 17-year-old winger from Barnsley who plays for Sheffield United, came off the bench for the last ten minutes in an 8-1 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday.
The former Holy Trinity pupil then started in the 1-0 win against Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon.
England won all three matches in the mini-tournament in Limerick.
Watson plays in the second division for the Blades who are managed by former Oakwell legend Neil Redfearn.
Both England and Watson grew up in Barnsley and attended Barnsley College.