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Wales stay in contention

Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 2.45CET
Wales 4-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina Three-second half goals gave Wales a margin of victory that reflected their dominance.
by Trevor Haylett
Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 2.45CET

Wales stay in contention

Wales 4-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina Three-second half goals gave Wales a margin of victory that reflected their dominance.

Wales gained a second victory in their 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-0 defeat of Bosnia-Herzegovina at Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground.

MacDonald opener
It gives them six points in Group 10 from three matches, five behind Romania and France but with two games in hand. Brian Flynn's team had to be satisfied with a one-goal advantage at the break, a lead handed them by Shaun MacDonald when he pounced on 29 minutes to finish off an incisive move. Wales were always the superior side, but they could not be assured of all three points until the second half when their dominance paid handsome dividends.

Vokes strikes
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Sam Vokes found the net in style on 54 minutes and the margin of victory was completed late on with goals from Ched Evans and Jack Collison. Manchester City FC striker Evans trained with the Welsh senior side last week while Collison, who captains the West Ham United FC reserve team, is the newest member of the young Welsh team after the Football Association of Wales confirmed his eligibility via a grandfather who hailed from South Wales.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.56CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

7
AllenJoe Allen
Substitution84
3
BenovićVukašin Benović
2
BlakeDarcy Blake
1
BerakNovica Berak (GK)
10
EvansChed Evans
Goal75
5
ČovićMehmedalija Čović
3
JacobsonJoseph Jacobson (C)
10
JelićPetar Jelić (C)
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Goal30
2
PandžaBoris Pandža
4
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Substitution68
4
RistanićIlija Ristanić
9
VokesSam Vokes
Goal56
11
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Substitution60
1
O. WilliamsOwain Williams (GK)
7
VršajevićAvdija Vršajević
Substitution55
5
WilliamsMichael Williams
6
PapazPredrag Papaz
Yellow Card47
6
WilliamsRhys Williams
Substitution38
8
KasapovićEmir Kasapović
Substitution81
15
CollisonJack Collison
Goal89
9
ZecErmin Zec

Substitutes

8
BradleyMark Bradley
Substitution68
12
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
18
ChurchSimon Church
14
PericOzren Peric
Substitution60
17
JamesLloyd James
18
SalčinovićFenan Salčinović
Substitution55
21
R. TaylorRhys Taylor (GK)
13
LikicAdnan Likic
14
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
15
ZadroVlado Zadro
12
RibeiroChristian Ribeiro
Substitution38
16
ČejvanovićKenan Čejvanović
16
AdamsNicolas Adams
Substitution84
17
HusejinovićSaid Husejinović
Substitution81

Coach

Brian Flynn (WAL) Nikola Nikic (BIH)

Referee

Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

Assistant referees

Manuel Giusti (SMR), Massimo Zanotti (SMR)

Fourth official

Gabriele Rossi (SMR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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