Reading FC Women’s international representatives were in a hot streak of form in front of goal on Tuesday evening – there were three goalscorers in a single evening for Royal representatives.
The most significant of the goals was Rachel Rowe’s match-winner for Wales. The winger, returning to the international scene after almost a year out with an ACL injury, smashed in the winner for Wales from a narrow angle - her first international goal, and a big one at that.
1-0 it ended for the visitors in Belarus, with hopes of qualification for Euro 2021 very much on the cards with seven points from three games in Group C.
Also in Group C, two more scorers – this time for Norway. In truth, it was a rout against hosts Faroe Islands – 13-0 the final score.
Parity only lasted until the eighth minute, when Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland got the scores ticking over; Amalie Eikeland added the third in the 36tth minute, and another 10 goals followed before the final whistle. Reading defender Kristine Bjørdal Leine was also in the squad as an unused sub; a perfect record after three games puts Norway at the top of their qualifying pool.
Iceland also kept up their winning streak in Group F, with a third straight victory coming in the form of a 6-0 demolition in Latvia. And Royals forward Rakel Hönnudóttir was introduced midway through the second period – bringing her up to the fabulous landmark of 100 caps for the Icelanders.