Istria Cup: Wales Women 0-1 France B

Jayne Ludlow
Jayne Ludlow succeeded Jarmo Matikainen's as women's national team manager.

Jayne Ludlow's first game as Wales Women manager ended in defeat as France B won 1-0 in the Istria Cup in Croatia.

Helen Ward, who replaced the injured Natasha Harding early in the game, struck the crossbar with a header from Sarah Wiltshire's cross.

Marina Makanza scored the only goal of the game after 38 minutes to give France B a winning start in Group C.

Wales' next game on Friday will be against Bosnia-Hercegovina, who were beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica.


Goalkeepers: Alice Evans (Bristol Academy); Jo Price (Unattached) Defenders: Kylie Davies (Reading FC Women); Loren Dykes (Bristol Academy); Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies); Nia Jones (Cardiff City Ladies); Kayleigh Green (Cardiff City Ladies); Lauren Townsend (Bristol Academy); Sophie Ingle (Bristol Academy); Ffion Price (Cyncoed Ladies); Cori Williams (Cardiff City Ladies) Midfielders: Angharad James (Bristol Academy); Laura-May Walkley (Reading FC Women); Helen Bleazard (Yeovil Town Ladies); Michelle Green (Cardiff City Ladies); Sarah Wiltshire (Manchester City Women); Charlie Estcourt (Reading FC Women); Rachel Rowe (Swansea City Ladies) Forwards: Natasha Harding (Washington Spirit); Helen Ward (Reading FC Women); Melissa Fletcher (Reading FC Women); Emily Hollinshead (Everton Ladies).