2015 World Cup qualifier: Turkey Women 1-5 Wales Women

Jess Fishlock

A Jess Fishlock hat-trick helped Wales Women hammer their Turkish counterparts in their World Cup qualifier at Ataturk Stadium, Eskisehir.

The win put the visitors second in Group 6 behind leaders England.

Fishlock scored Wales' two opening goals and Sarah Wiltshire added the third from the penalty sport.

Captain Fishlock headed in her third and Natasha Harding completed Wales' effort before Arzu Karabulut claimed Turkey's consolation.

Harding's pull-back set up Fishlock's fourth-minute strike and the Wales skipper added her second direct from a free-kick.

Wiltshire made the most of her penalty chance after Harding was fouled.

A Helen Bleazard corner gave Fishlock the opportunity to head home for Wales to lead 4-0 at the break.

Fishlock then turned provider for Harding to complete Wales Women's tally.

"Everyone seems a little bit surprised, but in a good way," said Fishlock after the match.

"It was a great performance. To come here and perform like that and get the win - it's a good feeling.

"Obviously it's a nice to get the goals, but our attack was really good. We had Tasha [Harding]who was leading the line and caused problems with her pace and that left space behind for me.

"It is nice for me, but from a team perspective Wales played really well."

Wales are back in qualifying action when they face Ukraine at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on Wednesday, 9 April.

Before then, group leaders England meet Montenegro at Brighton on Saturday.

Jarmo Matikainen's Wales have now won three of their four qualifying games for Canada 2015, with their only defeat coming against runaway leaders England.

That loss at Millwall was sandwiched by a 3-0 win over Montenegro and a 1-0 success against Belarus.

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