Chelsea FC Women have capped-off an enjoyable trip to Isreal with a 3-1 victory over the Isreali national team in Petah Tikva this evening.

The Blues travelled across Europe on a pre-season tour to help promote equality and acceptance of women playing football with the match against Isreal completing the experience.

Chelsea took the lead inside six minutes at the HaMoshava Stadium. Fran Kirby raced away down the left and played a ball across the box which the Isreali defence could only clear as far as midfielder Guro Reiten. The Norwegian international fired in a shot towards goal and Beth England got the final touch to guide the ball over the line.

That is how the scoreline remained until early in the second half when Magda Eriksson unleashed a powerful effort from 16 yards when flew into the far corner of the Isreali net.

The home side pulled a goal back through a Vered Cohen close range header before Chelsea made sure of the victory 19 minutes from time when Sophie Ingle played a nice one-two with Ji So-Yun before lifting the ball over the keeper into the back of the net.

Chelsea begin their 2019/2020 FA Women’s Super League campaign with a home fixture against newly-promoted Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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