Women's international friendly: Wales too strong for Estonia

By Chloe DellBBC Sport Wales at the Racecourse
Highlights as Wales beat Estonia in a friendly at The Racecourse

Wales showed dominance on their return to the Racecourse Ground with a confident 2-0 win over Estonia.

Estonia, managed by Jayne Ludlow's predecessor as Wales boss, Jarmo Matikainen, were always second best.

An attacking Wales secured the win thanks to second half goals from Megan Wynne and substitute Nadia Lawrence.

Wynne, on loan at Bristol City from Tottenham, opened the scoring with her first Wales goal before Lawrence converted Angharad James' fine cross.

Wales had several chances in the first period with Kayleigh Green at the centre of the action.

Green was denied by goalkeeper Karina Kork inside 10 minutes when she tipped her effort around the post at full stretch.

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Captain Sophie Ingle saw two successive well struck volleys saved by Kork as Wales had plenty of possession.

The deadlock was broken early in the second half through Wynne, who got Wales up and running when she reacted quickest after Ffion Morgan's header was saved after Ingle's quality cross.

Wales did not have to wait long to double their lead as James made a bursting run and played a searching ball through to substitute Lawrence who fired home.

Wales had opportunities to add to their lead in a match where they were always on the front foot and goalkeeper Laura O'Sullivan was a virtual spectator.

Wales are preparing for their remaining Euro 2021 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Norway in Newport.

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow told BBC Sport Wales:

"We give lots of respect for the Estonian team under relatively new management in Jarmo Matikainen.

"We know how good a job he did with us and they are far more organised than they ever have been.

"There were times tonight for us where we could have been more clinical in our decisions but across the board it was good competition for us. It was what we needed at this point in time."