A FOOTBALLER with links to Llanfyllin scored her first goal for Wales Women’s National Team in a victory over Kazakhstan last week.

Ceri Holland, who is Yorkshire-born but qualifies to play for Wales due to her family from Llanfyllin, scored the sixth goal in Wales’ 6-0 Women’s World Cup Qualifier win at Parc y Scarlets on Friday, September 17.

The 23-year-old headed home from close-range in injury-time to finish off the scoring for the side.

Holland was on the pitch for the full game for Gemma Grainger’s side, as the manager took charge of a competitive game for the first time.

They got off to a good start and were rewarded with an opening goal in the 17th minute of the game, courtesy of Kayleigh Green.

Natasha Harding doubled their lead before Rachel Rowe’s long-range effort made it 3-0.

Wales showed no sign of slowing down in the second half, as Green found the net for a second time.

And the performance was rounded off by two quick-fire goals from Gemma Evans and Holland who both scored after the 90th minute.

Holland returned to playing football in England earlier this year after signing a deal with Liverpool FC Women.

She began her career with Manchester City before moving to the USA and signing for Kansas University where she spent three years.

The midfielder described the move to Merseyside as an honour, and in February highlighted a call up to the Welsh squad as one of her goals.

She was called up to the squad in March.