White’s ‘pride’ at England goals

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Ellen White said she was full of England pride after scoring another two for her country in Thursday night’s 8-0 thrashing of Turkey.

That followed a goal against Belarus in another handsome 6-0 win at the weekend as the Lionesses made a perfect start to their 2015 World Cup qualification campaign.

England were cruising after going 2-0 up inside two minutes and former Grange School pupil White scored twice either side of Eniola Aluko’s finish and Toni Duggan’s hat-trick goal to make it 6-0 at half-time.

The Fairford Leys woman showed her team spirit when, on a hat-trick, she instead crossed for Aluko to nod home on the line and afterwards could not hide her delight at the win.

“It was another great team performance tonight,” White said on Thursday.

“Great goals from everyone and really pleased to score again. Thanks to all our fans again, it was an unbelievable atmosphere. Really appreciate the support. You are all the best! England pride!”

The result means England, ranked 11th in the world, are top of Group Six and are on course to reach Canada in 2015, which would be their third successive World Cup finals.

The 8-0 drubbing was the team’s biggest win since beating Malta by the same scoreline in 2009 and the second of two qualifiers under temporary coach Brent Hills, who took over from former head coach Hope Powell after a dismal European Championship.

Arsenal striker White will be in action again when England face Wales in their next qualifier on October 26.

VIDEO: Ellen White’s brace and assist in 8-0 win over Turkey, footage courtesy of BBC SPORT.