Bridge Meadow - Haverfordwest 25/08/2013 - 16:00CET (15:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group A

France - Wales
3-0
 

France - Wales 3-0 - 25/08/2013 - Match page - Women's Under-19 2013

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France too strong for Wales en route to semis

Published: Sunday 25 August 2013, 17.50CET
France 3-0 Wales
Gilles Eyquem's team marched into the Women's Under-19 semi-finals thanks to a Sandie Toletti goal and two from Clarisse Le Bihan.
by Patrick Hart
from Bridge Meadow

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Match statistics

France
Wales

3

Goals scored

0

15

on target

0

12

off target

1

8

Corners

0

7

Fouls committed

14

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

Lineups

France

France

Wales

Wales

1Durand (GK) (C)1Evans (GK)
2Gagnet2Hinchcliffe
Yellow Card90
4Tounkara3Hancock
8Le Bihan
Goal35
Goal47
4Price (C)
9Diani5Cleverly
Yellow Card43
10Toletti
Goal28
Substitution56
6James
11Declercq
Substitution56
7Thrupp
Substitution35
12Gorce
Yellow Card62
8Hignett
Yellow Card64
Substitution85
13Saint Sans Levacher9Keryakoplis
Substitution46
14Karchouni14Wathan
15Lavogez
Substitution77
17Quayle

Substitutes

21De Souza (GK)12Morgan (GK)
3Dafeur11Curson
5M'Bock Bathy13Lewis
Substitution35
6Diallo15Revitt
7Robert
Substitution56
16Bourne
Substitution85
17Atamaniuk
Substitution77
19Lloyd
18Thomas
Substitution56
20Edwards
Substitution46

Coaches

Gilles Eyquem (FRA) Jarmo Matikainen (FIN)

Referee

Petra Chudá (SVK)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 26/08/2013 09:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

  
Published: Sunday 25 August 2013, 17.50CET

France too strong for Wales en route to semis

France 3-0 Wales
Gilles Eyquem's team marched into the Women's Under-19 semi-finals thanks to a Sandie Toletti goal and two from Clarisse Le Bihan.

France beat Wales 3-0 in Haverfordwest to qualify for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship semi-finals as Group A runners-up.

For all that the 1,000-plus crowd at Bridge Meadow were stirred by the emotive strains of the Welsh anthem, once this matchday three encounter got under way France were too strong for the already eliminated locals. First-half strikes by Sandie Toletti and Clarisse Le Bihan, and a further goal from Le Bihan, took Les Bleuettes into a semi-final against Germany on Wednesday.

Wales captain Lauren Price was right to heed the early warning of long-range efforts by Claire Lavogez and Ghoutia Karchouni, imploring her defenders and midfielders to deny space to the opposition around the home area. However, the hosts were unable to prevent Toletti finding the room to drift a shot from distance over Alice Evans on 28 minutes. Commendably Evans picked herself up to tip over Léa Declercq's attempt, but soon enough it was 2-0 as Le Bihan drove low beyond the Welsh keeper's grasp.

Gilles Eyquem's team had come into the game second in the group and unsure of their last-four qualification. Jarmo Matikainen's well-organised side were collecting enough second balls to make life difficult for their guests, but they were still headed for a third defeat. While the one change to the Welsh lineup from Thursday, Samantha Quayle, proved a willing runner on a hot afternoon in Pembrokeshire, France were benefiting from the fresh legs of Aissatou Tounkara, Kadidiatou Diani and Ghoutia Karchouni.

Wales's second-half substitute Shanelle Edwards did threaten a response, only for the next goal to come at the other end of the pitch. Le Bihan fired in No3 – again from outside the box – via Evans's left-hand post. To their credit, the home team withstood considerable France pressure for the remaining 43 minutes to leave the tournament with pride intact. Les Bleuettes, finishing just behind England on goal difference in the pool, must deal with Germany.

Last updated: 28/10/13 11.24CET

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