Cymru’s women cruised to a 4-0 victory over bottom of the table outfit, Faroe Islands, in an important game on their quest to qualify for Euro 2021.
After a string of early chances and near misses, the side lead by Manager, Jayne Ludlow, broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark, when Helen Ward, Cymru’s record goalscorer, slotted one home with her left foot.
The lead was solidified in the 58th minute with a Natasha Harding goal, providing the side with a two-goal cushion and the confidence to kick on.
Harding made it a brace for herself with a headed goal, which could have been claimed by her Cymru colleague and fellow goalscorer, Helen Ward, as the duo nearly collided with one-another to put the ball in the net for the third time that evening, before youngster and substitute, Lily Woodham, headed in a fourth.
Following the match, Ludlow said: “We started a little bit slower than we would have liked but I’m really pleased with the result and the performance.”
The Cymru manager was full of praise for Lily Woodham, and added: “Lily is one of our age group players – she’s been with us since she was 12 years old and it’s fantastic to see her progression.”
Woodham was ecstatic to get her first goal on her Cymru debut: “I’ve been with the age groups for years and it’s been a dream of mine for years to make my debut, I can’t quite put it into words how much it means to me. I’m buzzing to get my debut and a goal was just a bonus really! I’m over the moon.”
The focus now turns to Tuesday (27 October) night where Ludlow’s Cymru will face the group leaders Norway at Cardiff City Stadium in their penultimate match of the EURO 2021 qualification campaign.