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Wales return to the North!

By Alex Whilding | Egwyl Contributor

To prepare for Sunday European qualifier, Wales headed to North Wales to face Trinidad and Tobago. The Welsh first team haven’t played at the Racecourse since 2008.


Photo: Alex Whilding

Wales dominated possession from start to finish. The first chance of the game came from Tyler Roberts heading straight into the Trinidad keepers’ hands from a Hedges cross. It was Hedges who had the next chance for Wales from a Gunter cross his shot was well heled by Philip.

A dull affair with few chances for either team. Evans had the first chance of the second half with his effort sailing over the bar. Wales forced Philip to make a great save just before the hour mark. Good play between Woodburn and Thomas. Woodburn played in Thomas who smashed his shot at the goal.

As the hour mark came, Trinidad had their best chance of the game.
Garcia burst into the area and skipped past substitute goalkeeper Davies. He played the ball perfectly to the waiting David in the area. David’s shot was right at Gunter who cleared off the line.


Photo: Alex Whilding

Wales retook control and shortly after Thomas sent the ground into pure joy. He headed in over the keeper from a hedges cross. The joy was short lived as the linesman ruled it out for offside.
With four minutes added on Wales finally found that winning goal. Hedges shot was blocked and the ball fell to Vaulks. He sent a perfect cross across the box to the oncoming
Woodburn to chest in the winner.

A very dull Welsh performance but Woodburn sent the sold-out Racecourse fans home happy.

Wales: Ward (Davies 45) Gunter, Williams (Lawrance 61) Dummett (John 61) Taylor, Vaulks, Evans, Roberts (Matondo 71) Thomas, Hedges, Woodburn.
substitutes’ not used: Wilson, Smith Roberts
Trinidad and Tobago: Philip, David, Bateau, Cyrus, Hodge, Hydland, George, Paul (Hackshaw 81) Garcia ( Pelitier 60)
Plaza (Cato 45) Lewis
substitutes not used: Mitchell, Russell, Humphrey, Jones, Williams, Muckette, Frenderup, Foncette.

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