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Wales came agonisingly close to claiming their first points in their UEFA Championship qualifying group but were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Holland in Volendam.
The first half ended goalless but the home side took the lead early after the restart via a fine solo effort from Manon Melis.
Sylvia Smit headed in the second just after the hour mark but Wales were back in the game sixteen minutes from time, defender Emma Jones pulling a goal back.
Wales pressed hard for a deserved equaliser but could not get the breakthrough and, despite going down to their second defeat in the group, Andy Beattie's side will approach their next group match at home to Switzerland on 28 October with confidence.
Wales: Rhian Nokes, Carla Parfitt (sub Erin Vaughan 61mins), Natalie Holt, Charlotte Miller, Emma Jones, Katie Williams, Loren Dykes, Jayne Ludlow, Gwennan Harries, Cheryl Foster, Jessica Fishlock. Subs not used: Nicola Cousins, Nicola Davies, Kath Morgan, Francesca Howells, Hope Suominen, Lauren Townsend.
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