A top Lioness came to the city to watch England secure their first victory in a “nervy” start to their World Cup campaign.

Striker Beth Mead was at a viewing deck at Brighton’s i360 this weekend to watch the first game in the morning of Saturday, July 22.

She was joined by former Love Islander Amber Gill and football freestyler Harriet Pavlou to watch the screening.

The Argus: Former Love Island contestant Amber Gill and England striker Beth MeadFormer Love Island contestant Amber Gill and England striker Beth Mead (Image: PA)

Ms Mead said England had “a very nervy first game” against a Haitian side that was “very good and made the game physical”.

The screening was part of a UK tour led by McDonald’s where football fans can get a free bacon roll and hot drink and watch the fixtures.


Ms Mead added: “I thought England dealt with it quite well, obviously a lot of people want more goals but the important thing is we got the goal and the win.”

The squad now turn their attention to Denmark, who are “an organised team and have a fair bit of quality”, according to Mead.

She said: “Pernille Harder is a key player. She’s a very good forward and can score goals. I think England will have to be defensively on it to keep those players out.”