Perry Dobbins was at the Cardiff City Stadium last night to produce this superb collection of images (7/4/23)
Above: Rachel Rowe celebrates her goal that put Cymru 4-0 up last night. Photo: Perry Dobbins
Cymru 4-1 Northern Ireland
Three goals in a stunning 14-minute spell in the first half saw Cymru ease their way to victory over Northern Ireland in Cardiff last night.
Goals from Jess Fishlock, Angharad James, and Hannah Cain built the home side a big early advantage before Rachel Rowe extended the lead further just after the hour mark.
It was a tough baptism for Northern Ireland interim boss Andy Waterworth, in charge of the team for the first time after Kenny Shiels stepped down at the start of the year. Lauren Wade scored the nation’s consolation strike with just over 15 minutes remaining.
Full report to follow later from Martin Townley at the Cardiff City Stadium for Impetus.
Teams: CYMRU (4-3-3): Clark, Roberts, Ladd, Evans, E. Morgan, James, Ingle, Fishlock, Holland, Cain, Rowe. Substitutes used: Hughes (for Cain 68′), Green (for Ladd 68′), F. Morgan (for Rowe 68′). Powell (for Morgan 77′), Wynne (for Fishlock 87′).
Scorers: Fishlock 16′, James 25′, Cain 30′, Rowe 64′.
NORTHERN IRELAND (4-5-1): Turner, McKenna, Burrows, McFadden, Vance, Hamilton, Bell, Caldwell, Callaghan, Wade, Mason. Substitutes used: Holloway (for Vance 45′), McCarron (for Bell 45′), Furness (for Callaghan 65′), Wilson (for Mason 65′), Beattie (for Hamilton 78′), Rafferty (for Burrows 78′).
Scorer: Wade 73′.
Referee: Stacey Pearson (ENG).