Dutch delight after Melis winner

Published: Wednesday 20 February 2008, 0.05CET
Wales 0-1 Netherlands A Manon Melis goal early in the second half kept the Netherlands' play-off hopes in their own hands with three Group 4 games left.
 

Match statistics

WalesNetherlands

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 20 February 2008, 0.05CET

Dutch delight after Melis winner

Wales 0-1 Netherlands A Manon Melis goal early in the second half kept the Netherlands' play-off hopes in their own hands with three Group 4 games left.

A Manon Melis goal early in the second half in Wales lifted the Netherlands up to second place in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ Group 4.

Wales denied
At the weekend Wales, in their first top-level women's senior competition for nearly two decade, were unlucky not to get off the mark with a narrow 1-0 defeat by Belgium and suffered a similar fate in Newport tonight. The home side had the best chance of the first half through Jayne Ludlow, but three minutes after the interval Karin Stevens set up Melis for what proved the winner.

Play-off aim
Netherlands coach Vera Pauw said: "This was a crucial victory," and the group standings bear that out. Her team leapfrogged Belgium and Switzerland to move into second, though both those sides have a game in hand. Germany, eight points clear, look uncatchable, but the Netherlands, who now meet Belgium twice and welcome Switzerland in their three remaining fixtures, have it in their own hands to finish second and claim a guaranteed play-off spot. Wales complete their campaign with trips to Switzerland and Germany in May.
Last updated: 21/02/08 0.13CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Wales

Wales

Netherlands

Netherlands

1Nicola Davies (GK)2Dyanne Bito
10Jessica Fishlock
Yellow Card25'
4Marloes de Boer
9Cheryl Foster
Substitution75'
1Loes Geurts (GK)
6Michelle Emma Green
Substitution66'
12Anouk Hoogendijk
Yellow Card57'
11Gwennan Harries9Manon Melis
Goal47'
Substitution66'
3Natalie Holt3Elisabeth Migchelsen (C)
5Emma Jones
Yellow Card45'
10Karin Stevens
8Jayne Ludlow (C)
Yellow Card51'
7Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
4Kerrie Manley5Daphne Koster
7Loren Dykes15Claudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution89'
2Carla Parfitt
Substitution78'
20Kirsten van de Ven
Substitution46'

Substitutes

14Nicola Cousins
Substitution78'
8Karin Legemate
12Joanne Edwards
Substitution75'
11Sylvia Smit
Substitution89'
15Charlotte Miller6Sherida Spitse
Substitution46'
18Kathryn mary Morgan18Janna Torny
21Rhian Nokes (GK)17Nangila Naomi van Eijk
Substitution66'
16Katie Williams16Petra Dugardein (GK)
17Eleri Earnshaw
Substitution66'
22Roos Kwakkenbos

Coach

Adrian Tucker (WAL) Vera Pauw (NED)

Referee

Teodora Albon (ROU)

Assistant referees

Petruta Iugulescu (ROU), Carmen Neagu (ROU)

Fourth official

Paula Small (WAL)

Legend:

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  • 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
  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

    Next match womensworldcup: v Belarus, 21 August 2010
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