Netherlands hold on for win

Published: Sunday 26 August 2007, 11.34CET
Netherlands 2-1 Wales The Netherlands withstood a tremendous challenge before holding on for a win that takes them up to second place in Group 4.
 
Published: Sunday 26 August 2007, 11.34CET

Netherlands hold on for win

Netherlands 2-1 Wales The Netherlands withstood a tremendous challenge before holding on for a win that takes them up to second place in Group 4.

The Netherlands withstood a tremendous challenge from Wales before holding on for a win that takes them up to second place in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4.

Dutch hold on
Having lost to Germany and drawn with Switzerland, Vera Pauw's side were looking for a victory against a team who came through the preliminary round and were yet to get off the mark in the group. Pauw also had several injury problems, but her team took the lead early in the second half with a fine solo effort from LDB FC Malmö winger Manon Melis. Sylvia Smit headed a second in the 63rd minute and although Emma Jones pulled one back with 16 minutes left, the Netherlands held on.

'Very glad'
Pauw said: "We certainly did not have it easy. We had enough chances, but as long as you do not score, you always run the risk. The Welsh long balls were dangerous but we are very glad about the win." Her team welcome Germany for their next game on 1 November, four days after Wales play Switzerland.

Last updated: 26/08/07 20.50CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Netherlands

Netherlands

Wales

Wales

2Dyanne Bito11Jessica Fishlock
4Marloes de Boer (C)
Yellow Card74'
10Cheryl Foster
1Loes Geurts (GK)9Gwennan Harries
9Manon Melis
Goal47'
12Natalie Holt
Yellow Card89'
3Elisabeth Migchelsen5Emma Jones
Goal75'
11Sylvia Smit
Goal64'
Yellow Card83'
8Jayne Ludlow (C)
6Sherida Spitse15Charlotte Miller
10Karin Stevens
Substitution80'
21Rhian Nokes (GK)
8Atty Eelkema
Substitution70'
6Katie Williams
5Chantal de Ridder
Substitution35'
14Loren Dykes
7Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen3Carla Parfitt
Substitution61'

Substitutes

17Claudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution35'
16Nicola Cousins
13Anouk Hoogendijk
Substitution80'
1Nicola Davies (GK)
14Karin Legemate
Substitution70'
4Francesca Howells
18Marlous Pieëte2Kathryn mary Morgan
12Miranda Verrips7Erin Vaughan
Substitution61'
16Angela Christ (GK)17Hope Suominen
15Nangila Naomi van Eijk18Lauren Townsend

Coach

Vera Pauw (NED) Andrew Beattie (WAL)

Referee

Berta Maria Correia Tavares (POR)

Assistant referees

Olga Marisa Martins De Almeida (POR), Silvia Andreia Rosa Domingos (POR)

Fourth official

Anouk De Jong (NED)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

    Next match womensworldcup: v Belarus, 21 August 2010
  • Wales

    Wales

    Next match womensworldcup: v Azerbaijan, 21 August 2010
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