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Wales breeze past Malta

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 2.45CET
Wales 3-1 Malta
Wales gained their first points in Group 10 with a comfortable win at Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground.
by Trevor Haylett
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 2.45CET

Wales breeze past Malta

Wales 3-1 Malta
Wales gained their first points in Group 10 with a comfortable win at Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground.

Wales gained their first points in their 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 3-1 defeat of Malta at Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground.

Williams opener
After putting on a good show in their only previous qualifier, last month's 1-0 reverse in France, the Welsh youngsters were ruthless in adding to the woes of a Malta team who have now lost all four games. The opening goal arrived from a corner by captain David Cotterill. When the ball was cleared, Joe Jacobson headed back into the danger zone and Wrexham defender Mike Williams adroitly volleyed home.

Vokes goal
Wigan Athletic FC's Cotterill, who has been capped eight times by the senior side, almost laid on a second for Simon Church. Then just before the break, Church did get his name on the scoresheet when he headed in a cross from Aaron Ramsey, a 16-year-old tipped to be a big star. Sam Vokes with another header put Wales further ahead in the second half though Malta, who had not scored in their three previous ties, reduced arrears through Ian Zammit.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.13CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Malta

Malta

4
AllenJoe Allen
7
E. AgiusEdmond Agius
8
BradleyMark Bradley
Substitution68
4
AgiusAndré Agius
18
ChurchSimon Church
Goal41
8
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
11
CotterrillDavid Cotterrill (C)
3
FaillaClayton Failla
5
GunterChris Gunter
11
FalzonDyson Falzon
Yellow Card36
3
JacobsonJoseph Jacobson
Substitution75
5
T. FarrugiaTyron Farrugia
Substitution65
12
RamseyAaron Ramsey
6
P. FenechPaul Fenech (C)
Substitution82
9
VokesSam Vokes
Goal73
9
MeilakStephen Meilak
Substitution73
1
O. WilliamsOwain Williams (GK)
10
Ian ZammitIan Zammit
Goal80
14
WilliamsMichael Williams
Goal15
2
BorgSteve Borg
6
WilliamsRhys Williams
1
WoodsLuke Woods (GK)

Substitutes

2
BlakeDarcy Blake
14
BartoloMatthew Bartolo
Substitution65
10
EdwardsDavid Edwards
18
FenechRyan Fenech
16
JamesLloyd James
16
Gatt BaldacchinoClifford Gatt Baldacchino
Substitution82
7
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Substitution68
17
HerreraEdward Herrera
Substitution73
15
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
Substitution75
12
MontfortMiguel Montfort (GK)
21
LetherenKyle Charles Letheren (GK)
13
MintoffJohn Mintoff
17
AdamsNicolas Adams
15
PisaniDuncan Pisani

Coach

Brian Flynn (WAL) Mark Miller (ENG)

Referee

Igor Kister (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Oleg Sokolov (KAZ), Nurzhan Doskeyev (KAZ)

Fourth official

Pavel Saliy (KAZ)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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