Switzerland see off Wales

Published: Sunday 28 October 2007, 10.29CET
Wales 0-2 Switzerland Rahel Graf and Martina Moser scored late in each half as Switzerland won in Rhyl.
by Trevor Haylett
 
Published: Sunday 28 October 2007, 10.29CET

Switzerland see off Wales

Wales 0-2 Switzerland Rahel Graf and Martina Moser scored late in each half as Switzerland won in Rhyl.

Switzerland bounced back from their 7-0 defeat at the hands of Germany to claim their second victory in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4. Goals near the end of each half in the game played at Rhyl FC were enough to see off a spirited Wales team who remain at the foot of the section and without a point after three rounds.

Graf opener
The visitors went ahead on 40 minutes following a high free-kick by Rahel Graf of FC Luwin. The ball bounced in front of goalkeeper Nicola Davies and sailed over her into the net. That was a little harsh on the Welsh, who competed strongly in the first half to the delight of a 478 home crowd. They kept plugging away but their captain, Arsenal LFC’s Jayne Ludlow, was not at her inspirational best, while Cheryl Foster did not pack her usual punch in attack following a bout of tonsillitis.

Dismissal
The Swiss, in second place in the section behind Germany with seven points, were more in control after the break and wrapped up their victory in the 82nd minute with a fine individual effort from Martina Moser, who drove down the right and evaded the attentions of two defenders before coolly slotting home. Three minutes from time Ramona Bachmann was ordered off following a second yellow card but there was not enough time for Wales, under caretaker manager Adrian Tucker, to make their numerical advantage tell.

Last updated: 28/10/07 19.35CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Wales

Wales

Switzerland

Switzerland

4Nicola Cousins
Yellow Card28'
1Marisa Brunner (GK)
1Nicola Davies (GK)4Rahel Graf
Goal41'
11Jessica Fishlock17Sandy Maendly
10Cheryl Foster
Yellow Card10'
Substitution67'
2Franziska Schärer
9Gwennan Harries8Prisca Steinegger (C)
Yellow Card72'
Substitution75'
3Natalie Holt14Noémie Beney
Substitution55'
5Emma Jones5Marina Keller
8Jayne Ludlow (C)
Substitution83'
20Maeva Sarrasin
2Kathryn mary Morgan19Ramona Bachmann
Yellow Card86'
Red Card89'
6Katie Williams7Martina Moser
Goal83'
7Loren Dykes
Substitution80'
10Sonja Loeffel
Yellow Card79'
Substitution86'

Substitutes

15Joanne Edwards
Substitution80'
15Caroline Abbé
Substitution75'
18Charlotte Miller
Substitution67'
6Vanessa Bernauer
21Rhian Nokes (GK)3Sandra Betschart
Substitution55'
14Millie Durrant
Substitution83'
11Vanessa Bürki
17Erin Vaughan16Nicole Schäpper
Substitution86'
16Lauren Townsend12Gaëlle Thalmann (GK)
12Terri Beddows13Valérie Zürny

Coach

Adrian Tucker (WAL) Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI)

Referee

Danijela Markovic (SRB)

Assistant referees

Ana Jovanović (SRB), Dragana Veljkovic (SRB)

Fourth official

Maldwyn Williams (WAL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Wales

    Wales

    Next match womensworldcup: v Azerbaijan, 21 August 2010
  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Kazakhstan, 21 August 2010
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