Parc Y Scarlets - Llanelli 22/03/2013 - 19:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 1

Wales - Moldova
1-0
 

Wales - Moldova 1-0 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Wales make winning start to 2015 qualifying

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.58CET
Wales 1-0 Moldova
Manchester United FC's Tom Lawrence struck the first goal of 2015 Under-21 qualifying as Wales earned a narrow win in Llanelli.
by Miron Goihman
from Parc Y Scarlets
Wales make winning start to 2015 qualifying
Wales captain Lee Lucas (right) surges past Ion Prodan ©Football Association of Wales
 

Match statistics

Wales
Moldova

1

Goals scored

0

19

Total attempts

5

8

on target

1

6

off target

4

5

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

3

3

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

15

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

13

Lineups

Wales

Wales

Moldova

Moldova

1Ward (GK)1Koselev (GK)
2Freeman2Prodan
3Meades3Focșa
4Lucas (C)4Bogdan
Yellow Card62
Red Card72
5Tancock5Jardan
6Walsh6Solomin
7Burns7Zasaviţchi (C)
8Huws8Raţa
Yellow Card20
9Cassidy
Substitution46
9Anton
Substitution90+3
10Lawrence
Goal10
10Carp
Yellow Card63
Substitution74
11Bodin16Dima
Substitution70

Substitutes

12C. Roberts (GK)12Samson (GK)
13Nicholson11Milinceanu
14Wharton13Țurcan
Substitution74
15Ray14Tiron
16Thompson15Şvedul
Substitution70
17Harrison17Matei
Substitution90+3
18Ogleby
Substitution46
Yellow Card86
18Mîrza

Coaches

Geraint Williams (WAL) Alexandr Curteian (MDA)

Referee

Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)

Standings

Last updated: 26/03/2013 13:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.58CET

Wales make winning start to 2015 qualifying

Wales 1-0 Moldova
Manchester United FC's Tom Lawrence struck the first goal of 2015 Under-21 qualifying as Wales earned a narrow win in Llanelli.

A first-half volley from Manchester United FC striker Tom Lawrence earned Wales a narrow win against Moldova in the opening game of 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

Lawrence struck after ten minutes to raise spirits on a bitterly cold night in Llanelli. It set the tone for a game the home side were always in control of without ever managing to put the game to bed. Moldova could not conjure a reply, however, their hopes of finding a way back into it fading further when Constantin Bogdan received a second yellow card 18 minutes from time.

In between the chances had all gone to Wales, Emyr Hughes and Joe Walsh going close while Rob Ogleby had a goal ruled out for offside. It was Wales' first win in over a year at this level and, as the first match on the road to the Czech Republic finals in 2015, leaves them top of the nascent Group 1. The likes of England and Finland may prove harder assignments over the next 18 months.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.43CET

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