Bangor City's Guto Williams captained the Wales Under-18 Academy side against Ireland in Tramore on Tuesday evening. Fellow Citizen Geraint Jones was also named as one of the substitutes in manager Mark Pike's team selection.
Match Report courtesy of www.faw.cymru
On a cold night in Tramore, the Wales U18 team earned a respectable draw during an evenly balanced match.
The Republic of Ireland maintained long periods of possession during the first half but failed to capitalise.
Wales Manager Mark Pike, altered his tactics at half-time with the team coming out stronger for the second half. As a result, Wales were able to create some decent chances.
The best opportunity to score came from the adventurous The New Saints full back Chris Craven, who unexpectedly found himself in space inside the Irish 18-yard box with the last kick of the game.
Unfortunately, Craven failed to secure a last-minute winner for Wales as his shot flew high over the crossbar.
Following the match, Pike said: “The team gave a disciplined performance, particularly in the second half where we managed to create some great chances. Unfortunately, we failed to hit the net due to some very good defensive play from the Republic of Ireland.”
The teams meet again on Thursday (22 February), however, due to the recent weather conditions in Ireland, a suitable venue is yet to be decided until pitch inspections are carried out today (21 February).
Updated 11:09 - 23 Feb 2018 by Kevin Owen
12 Alex Pennock (GK), 2 Chris Craven, 3 James Parry, 4 Guto Williams (Capt.), 5 Alaric Williams, 6 Lewys Turner, 7 Sam Reynolds, 8 Toby Vickery, 11 Harri Horwood, 17 Liam Doherty, 20 Tomos Williams.
Subs: 1 Lewis Dutton (GK), 9 George Peers, 13 Callum Flynn, 14 Charlie Hughes, 15 Charlie Williams, 16 Geraint Jones, 18 Lee Jenkins, 19 Harri Jones.