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Our Welsh women play part in pair of Portugal games

Harding and Estcourt feature for Jayne Ludlow's Wales during international break...

16 November 2018

It's back to Women's Super League action for Kelly Chambers' side this weekend as they travel to Brighton, but two Reading FC Women's representatives were in international action last week as Wales took on Portugal in a double header.


Wales continued their preparations for the Euro 2021 qualification campaign with a goalless draw against Portugal in their last game of 2018 and both Tash Harding and Charlie Estcourt came off the bench for Jayne Ludlow's team.

Harding had started in the first game against Portugal too, a slender 1-0 defeat which was decided by a 90th minute volley from Portugese defender Carole Costa in Rio Maior.

And in heavy rain, Harding twice came close to scoring in the first game when it was still goalless - her chipped first half attempt landing just wide of the goal before latching onto a throughball from Helen Ward only to drive a shot at goalkeeper Ines Pereira in the second half.

When the teams met for a second time, there was nothing to separate them - the game gave Estcourt an opportunity to return from injury after last representing Wales against England back in April. 

Elsewhere, Grace Moloney joined up with the Republic of Ireland for a training camp, while Maz Pacheco linked up with England's Under-23s.

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