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Proudest moment of my career...
 Women's Football News 21 Jun 2012
Proudest moment of my career... - 21 Jun 2012 - Women's Football NewsThings could hardly have gone better for us over the past week as we beat both Republic of Ireland and Israel to put us firmly in contention for a play-off place in our group. 
We fully deserved to win the game against Ireland on Saturday. We played really well and defended solidly but we also put some great phases of play together. The goal did come from a long ball by Sophie Ingle and a lob from Helen Lander but that was because the Irish back four was too high up the pitch.
That was the probably the best we've played in the whole campaign and when you look at the players we had missing, to put on a performance like that was fantastic and I know that all of the squad and Jarmo were really pleased with that.
We came to the Israel game for the win and that was the most important thing. The first half probably wasn't the best we've played, we were slow and the tempo wasn't high enough, but in the second half it was a lot better. I thought it was a really professional performance overall.
Tash Harding had a great day, scoring her first international goal and going on to get a hat-trick. Tash is really good in forward positions as she really attacks the ball - she's come on well this year and I am really pleased for her. Her run for the first goal was really good and luckily my ball found her - we always knew that diagonal passes would be dangerous but unfortunately we didn't do enough of them.
It's really good for other players to get the goals and get the feeling of scoring Sarah Wiltshire has come in and had a good start for Wales - she's been brilliant and we're really lucky to have her, I hope she enjoys it with us. Hannah Keryakoplis has come up to the squad and done her bit, she scored a good goal and played very well when she came on.
We have a lot of belief in ourselves at the moment, we trust each other and what we and Jarmo have been working on and you can see that the more we play together, the better it gets.
The Scotland game is probably the biggest ever game for Welsh football and will be massive for women's football in the country. It's brilliant because the girls have sacrificed so much and, along with Jarmo, have put so much into it and for us to be in this situation, because everyone wrote us off, is phenomenal.
For the two games I have captained my country for the first time and it is everything I have ever wanted to do. I have so much passion for Wales and to lead them out once, let alone twice, and maybe in the future, is something I have always yearned for and I would like to thank Jarmo for believing in me and giving it to me. I hope that it carries on because I just love playing for Wales.
Jarmo told me I would be captain on the day of the Ireland game, as he named the team. It was a wonderful moment, the proudest of my career without a shadow of doubt.

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