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Poland v Wales - U21 - Uefa 2002
 
Match Details

Poland (0) 2 Wales (1) 1
Glowacki 66 Thomas 15
Rasiak 89  

Wales' came within a minute of gaining their first a point in this game in Opoczno.

A first-half goal from James Thomas gave Wales the lead, but two-second half goals from Glowacki and a last-minute winner from Rasiak secured the three points.

Wales started brightly and could have been ahead in the first minute ahead when a James Thomas shot hit the side netting from a Simon Davies cross. Goalkeeper Lee Kendall was in excellent form and made a fine saves early on from Lawa and Kowalski.

Wales took the lead on 15 minutes when Chris Llewellyn's through ball sent James Thomas clear in the box, he then side foot the ball past goalkeeper Mielcarz to make it 1-0.

Wales were dealt a double blow before half-time losing Ryan Green after 34 minutes with a leg injury and James Thomas having to be carried off with a hamstring injury after 44.

Wales started the second half well with Layton Maxwell causing problems for the Poles, but several missed chances cost Wales badly. Poland were level after 66 minutes when Glowacki headed home a corner from Kowalski. But there was heartbreak for Wales when Poland secured the three points after 89 minutes when Rasiak's chip cleared Kendall.

Wales line-up.
Lee Kendall (Barry Town)
Ryan Green (Wolves)
Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff)
Rhys Weston (Arsenal)
Chris Llewellyn (Norwich)
Stuart Roberts (Swansea)
Lee Jenkins (Swansea)
Simon Davies (Tottenham)
Layton Maxwell (Stockport)
Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff)
Thomas (Blackburn).
 


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