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Wales v Belarus - U21 - Uefa 2002
Match Details

Wales (0) 1 Belarus (2) 2
Williams 90 Sokal 12
Kutuzau 32
Rahavik s/off 43

Two sloppy errors in the first half condemned the U-21's to yet another defeat. Despite Belarus having Rahavik sent off just before half time it was those first half errors that cost them dear.

After early pressure from Belarus, Wales had started to get on top, but a mistake from keeper David Walsh presented Belarus a 12th minute lead. His clearance from a long through ball was a poor one and it fell straight to Sokal, who lobbed the ball straight back over the stranded keeper into an empty net. Wales were punished again on 32 minutes, when Rhys Day misjudge a long ball which allowed Kutuzau to get in behind, and clip the ball over goalkeeper David Walsh.

Wales had chances in the second half to get back into the game but only a late consolation by substitute Matthew Williams was the only joy for the youngsters.

Wales line-up.
David Walsh
Ryan Valentine
Michael Price
Leigh De Vulgt
Rhys Day
Gareth Philips
Josh Low
Neil Gibson
Stephen Thomas
James Thomas
Stuart Roberts

Subs: Layton Maxwell, Kevin Gall, Jason Jones, Matthew Williams.


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