Maes moves Belgium upwards

Published: Sunday 17 February 2008, 0.21CET
Wales 0-1 Belgium
Belgium moved up to third in Group 4 after a Femke Maes goal gave them victory in Wales.
 
Published: Sunday 17 February 2008, 0.21CET

Maes moves Belgium upwards

Wales 0-1 Belgium
Belgium moved up to third in Group 4 after a Femke Maes goal gave them victory in Wales.

Belgium moved up to third in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4 after a Femke Maes goal gave them victory in Wales.

Winner
It was a tight game, but Belgium had the better of the play against a side still without a point on their return to top-level women's football. Janice Cayman was denied by Wales goalkeeper Nicola Davies at the end of the first half and although Jayne Ludlow came close at the other end, Maes broke the deadlock with a neat chip after good work from Aline Zeler.

Play-off race
An equaliser nearly came when Jessica Fishlock's cross was nearly turned into her own net by Heleen Jacues. But Anna Noë's side held on for their second straight 1-0 win against Wales, putting them two points ahead of the Netherlands and one behind second-placed Switzerland – two teams that visit Belgium in April in games which should prove crucial in the race for the play-offs.

Last updated: 18/02/08 16.24CET

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Lineup

Wales

Wales

Belgium

Belgium

4Nicola Cousins2Maud Coutereels
1Nicola Davies (GK)10Niki De Cock
Substitution90+1'
10Jessica Fishlock4Heleen Jaques
9Cheryl Foster8Femke Maes (C)
Goal69'
6Michelle Emma Green3Annelies Timmermans
11Gwennan Harries
Substitution76'
5Hanne Van De Goor
3Natalie Holt1Gave Van Poucke (GK)
5Emma Jones9Kristel Verelst
2Kathryn mary Morgan
Substitution88'
6Aline Zeler
7Loren Dykes11Janice Cayman
8Jayne Ludlow (C)7Audrey Demoustier
Substitution46'

Substitutes

12Joanne Edwards12Tania Vandenhouwe (GK)
14Kerrie Manley18Marlies Verbruggen
Substitution90+1'
15Charlotte Miller15Lenie Onzia
21Rhian Nokes (GK)17Berit Stevens
17Eleri Earnshaw
Substitution76'
16Davina Philtjens
Substitution46'
18Carla Parfitt
Substitution88'
14Julie Gregoire
16Sally Wade13Marjorie De Rammelaere

Coach

Adrian Tucker (WAL) Anne Noë (BEL)

Referee

Sabine Bonnin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Karine Vives Solana (FRA), Audrey Guerlin (FRA)

Fourth official

Kim Fisher (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

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  • Belgium

    Belgium

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