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Watford Ladies Sarah Wiltshire has been selected for Wales' World Cup qualifier
8:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in Sport
Watford Ladies' Sarah Wiltshire started for Wales in their 1-0 win against Belarus in their 2015 World Cup qualifier.
The prolific Watford Ladies striker, who is currently on loan at Cardiff City, took her international tally to four with a brace in last month’s friendly victory over Estonia.
With no first-team action until the Women’s Super League commences in April next year, several members of the squad have gone on loan to gain playing time.
Kate Natkiel made her debut for Brighton Women in a 5-4 victory over Chesham United Ladies in the FAWPL Cup, scoring the opening goal after less than a minute.
Last year’s Sponsor’s Player of the Year, Chloe Gunn, also featured for Chesham in the tie.
Also in the cup, Gillingham Ladies recorded a resounding 7-2 victory over their rivals from Tottenham Hotspur with the help of Fliss Gibbons – the Hornets winger’s goal made it three strikes in as many games for the Gills.
Spurs have bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Watford’s Wales international Megan Wynne.
The 20-year-old midfielder has six caps for her country.
League action is not as far away for the Reserve side, who begin their first season in the WSL Development League on October 6.
Their penultimate pre-season friendly against Aston Villa Ladies Reserves at Sutton Coldfield’s ground ended in a 2-2 draw as Villa grabbed a 92nd-minute equaliser.
The Midlands side opened the scoring midway through the first half with a low, curling shot from outside the area which beat goalkeeper Hollie Augustus.
The Golden Girls took the game to the opposition after the break and were soon back on level terms.
Bridie Davies linked up with Ashleigh Deacon down the wing and delivered a vicious cross which evaded everyone, including the keeper.
Magda Mosengo missed chances to put the visitors ahead but the striker’s strength and movement contributed to Watford taking the lead.
The striker held off several defenders before laying the ball off to Charlotte Ryan, who lashed home from 25 yards.
It seemed that Watford’s energetic display had been enough to secure the victory, but with time running out, Augustus could do nothing to keep out a low drive from the edge of the area.
The Reserves’ final warm-up game is this Sunday as they host QPR Ladies at Sun Postal.
n Garston Ladies almost squandered a 3-0 lead, but held firm to overcome Luton Town Reserves at the Met Police Club.
A Chloe Field brace and a strike from Vikki Duffy put the Purples ahead, before Luton fought back to level the score.
But Caroline Tenebaum secured the Ladies’ first win of the season with her side’s fourth in a 4-3 victory.
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