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Resolute Moldova frustrate Wales

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 21.15CET
Moldova 0-0 Wales 
Geraint Williams' side failed to complete the double over the hosts in Group 1 as they were restricted to a point in Tiraspol.
by Evgheni Balaniuc
from Stadionul Sheriff
Resolute Moldova frustrate Wales
Goalkeeper Alexei Koselev and defender Ion Prodan (No4) look to block a shot for Moldova ©Boris Kharchenko

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Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 21.15CET

Resolute Moldova frustrate Wales

Moldova 0-0 Wales 
Geraint Williams' side failed to complete the double over the hosts in Group 1 as they were restricted to a point in Tiraspol.

Wales could not put their loss to San Marino behind them as they failed to complete the double over Moldova in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1.

Winners courtesy of Tom Lawrence's solitary goal when the teams met in Llanelli on the opening day, the Welsh could not repeat the trick despite dominating for long spells. With neither side being able to break through, both sit on four points after four games, half the total of section leaders Finland.

All the game's major openings fell the way of the visitors, the first of which came from the boot of Wesley Burns in the 13th minute, the winger firing wide from left of the area. Lee Lucas hit the woodwork for Geraint Williams' side after the break before Alexei Koselev produced an outstanding save to deny Lawrence.

The goalkeeper saved his side again six minutes from time when Lloyd Isgrove lashed a shot on target, but there was to be no winner in Tiraspol. "I am proud of my team – we played better than Moldova and created many chances but just could not take them," said manager Williams.

Last updated: 05/06/15 9.26CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Wales

Wales

1
KoşelevAlexei Koşelev (GK)
1
RobertsConnor Roberts (GK)
3
Focşa Maxim Focşa
2
HewittElliott Hewitt
4
ProdanIon Prodan
3
FoxMorgan Fox
5
BogdanConstantin Bogdan
Substitution81
4
LucasLee Lucas
6
V. JardanVasile Jardan
Yellow Card55
Substitution63
5
RayGeorge Ray
7
ZasavitchiEugen Zasavitchi (C)
6
WalshJoseph Walsh
Yellow Card88
8
RaţăVadim Raţă
7
BurnsWesley Burns
Substitution73
10
CarpCătălin Carp
Yellow Card55
8
HuwsEmyr Huws (C)
Yellow Card30
13
DimaIgor Dima
Yellow Card80
9
OglebyRobert Ogleby
Yellow Card55
Substitution79
14
MîrzaIurie Mîrza
Substitution58
10
LawrenceTom Lawrence
16
GheorghiuVictor Gheorghiu
Yellow Card68
11
IsgroveLloyd Isgrove

Substitutes

12
AvramCristian Avram (GK)
12
WardDanny Ward (GK)
2
ȚurcanConstantin Țurcan
13
AlfeiDaniel Alfei
9
AntonGheorghe Anton
Substitution81
14
EvansLee Evans
11
MilinceanuNicolae Milinceanu
Substitution58
15
BodinBilly Bodin
Substitution73
15
TironValeriu Tiron
16
TancockScott Tancock
17
MateiSergiu Matei
Substitution63
17
BradshawThomas Bradshaw
Substitution79
18
BolşacovAlexandr Bolşacov
18
CassidyJake Cassidy

Coach

Alexandru Curteian (MDA) Geraint Williams (WAL)

Referee

Rahim Hasanov (AZE)

Assistant referees

Yashar Abbasov (AZE), Mubariz Hashimov (AZE)

Fourth official

Rauf Jabarov (AZE)

Legend:

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