Ria Percival hits historic milestone as several Spurs Women stars shine on international duty
Wed 11 March 2020, 11:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Ria Percival made history with New Zealand on Tuesday (10 March) as she became the first football player to achieve 150 caps for her country.
The record appearance-maker for the men and women’s national team hit the special milestone in their 2-1 defeat against Norway as they finished fourth in the Algarve Cup in Portugal.
In more good news, Rianna Dean’s impressive form continued while on international duty with the England Women Under-21 squad last week as the forward scored in both friendlies against France to earn back-to-back wins for the young Lionesses at St George’s Park.
Rianna got a vital early goal against France last Thursday (5 March) to seal a 1-0 victory, before she scored against them again just three days later in a 2-0 win to conclude a successful camp for our number nine.
Angela Addison, who received her first call-up for England Under-21s last week, came off the bench for Rehanne Skinner’s side in their second triumph over France to earn her first cap for England.
Sadly, Chloe Peplow picked up a foot injury during a training session on international duty and was withdrawn from the England Women Under-21 squad.
Megan Wynne, currently on loan to Bristol City, scored her first goal for Wales, breaking the deadlock in their 2-0 win against Estonia last Friday (6 March) in a game which also saw vice-captain Josie Green and Anna Filbey start for Jayne Ludlow’s side.
Emma Mitchell enjoyed Cup success with Scotland on her return to the squad. The 27-year-old started in their 1-0 win against Iceland and came off the bench in their 2-1 victory over Northern Ireland as Shelley Kerr’s team won the Pinatar Cup in Spain.
Defender Hannah Godfrey impressed for Scotland once again and earned her second and third cap in wins against Ukraine and Iceland, keeping clean sheets in both matches.