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v Wales - U21 - Uefa 2002
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
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
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
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)