Wales Women take time to break down Matikainen’s Estonia

Megan Wynne scored her first Wales goal.
Megan Wynne breaks the deadlock. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Jarmo Matikainen, Jayne Ludlow’s predecessor as head coach of Wales Women, brought his Estonia side to Wrexham for a friendly and held out until the last quarter of the game.

Matikainen was presented with a signed shirt in recognition of his work developing the Wales squad but his new charges managed to frustrate the hosts for most of the match.

Natasha Harding, Kayleigh Green and Sophie Ingle all forced saves from Karina Kork early on and Josie Green was also denied just before half-time.

While Rhiannon Roberts, Angharad James and Megan Wynne all had efforts from outside the box early in the second half, it was Megan Wynne who clinched her first goal for Wales on 68 minutes, following up a header from substitute Ffion Morgan.

Nadia Lawrence with her second goal for Wales
Nadia Lawrence scores. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

James set up the second goal 8 minutes after, crossing for substitute Nadia Lawrence to net her second seniors’ goal from close range.

Wales next face the Faroe Islands on 10 April, as they resume their UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying campaign at Newport County FC and tickets can be bought here.

Wales: O’Sullivan, Filbey, Ingle (c), Roberts, J.Green, Wynne, James, K.Green, Harding, Rowe, Ladd.

Subs: Horrell, Ward, Skinner, Estcourt, Francis-Jones, Lawrence, Walters, Morgan, Williams, Clark, Woodham, Turner, Dykes.

Attendance: 2,015

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