Cyprus Cup 2016: Poland Women 1-1 Wales Women

Helen Ward
Helen Ward has scored more goals for Wales than any other player

Wales women drew with Group B leaders Poland to keep their chances of reaching the Cyprus Cup final alive.

Helen Ward opened the scoring for Wales in the first half before Ewa Pajor levelled for Poland.

The draw was Wales' second from two games so far in the friendly tournament, after they fought back to draw 2-2 with Finland on Wednesday.

Jayne Ludlow's side face the Czech Republic in their final group-stage match on Monday.

A Kayleigh Green goal was ruled out for offside before half-time, after Wales' all-time record goal scorer Ward's 24th-minute effort.

Poland, ranked five places above Wales in 31st in the Fifa world rankings, beat the Czech Republic in their opening game.

Ludlow's side are preparing for their Euro 2017 qualifier away to Kazakhstan on 12 April.

Wales are third in their Euro 2017 group after four games, five points behind group leaders Austria, who have won all three of their matches to date.

Wales starting side: O'Sullivan, Rowe, Harding, Jones, Ingle (c), Dykes, James, Green, Fishlock, Ward, Estcourt.

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