Share page on Social Media: f Share t G+ find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
Women's Football News
Wales 0 Norway 3 (Pedersen 49,68,80)
Wales' Algarve Cup campaign came to an end with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Norway, meaning they finish in eighth place for the second successive year.
Jarmo Matikainen's team qualified for this play-off match by finishing on top of their group but their plans were hampered just before the game as Hannah Keryakoplis was injured in the warm up and she was replaced by Sarah Wiltshire, who made her international debut.
Katie Sherwood became the third player after Jessica Fishlock and Gwennan Harries to win her 50th cap during the course of the week and things started well for Wales as the scoreline remained goalless at half time.
However four minutes after the restart, half time substitute Cecilie Pedersen put Norway in front and the striker went on to have a great day, completing a hat-trick to give a winning end to a disappointing tournament for her side.
There was another debutant for Wales late on when Kayleigh Green came on as a second half substitute for her first appearance.
Despite the result, Wales can look back on another successful tournament which should stand them in good stead for the remainder of their UEFA Women's Championships qualifying campaign.
Wales: Nicola Davies, Loren Dykes, Sophie Ingle, Kylie Davies, Jayne Ludlow, Katie Sherwood (sub Natasha Harding 60mins), Sarah Wiltshire (sub Kayleigh Green 85mins), Michelle Green, Helen Lander (sub Amie Lea 73mins), Hayley Ladd (sub Angharad James 45mins), Jessica Fishlock (sub Nia Jones 79mins). Subs not used: Rhian Nokes, Helen Bleazard.
Norway: Ingrid Hjelmseth, Madeleine Giske (sub Kristine Hegland 10mins), Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Ingvild Stensland (sub Maren Mjelde 76mins), Toril Akerhaugen, Gry Tofte Ims (sub Nora Holstad Berge 45mins), Trine Ronning, Elise Thorsnes (sub Emilie Haavi 66mins), Isabel Herlovsen (sub Lindy Melissa Wiik 82mins), Caroline Hansen (sub Cecilie Pedersen 45mins), Ingrid Mo Wold. Subs not used: Ingvild Isaksen, Leni Larsen Kaurin, Caroline Knutsen, Christine Nilsen.
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
on mobile wssNews.co.uk
Women's Sport Search
|Total page reads:|