2021FR
Date: 1 p.m. March 26, 2021
Venue: Colliers Park, Wrexham
1 - 2
FT

Joe Adams 12' -
Scored: 12'


Scored: 76'
- Jonathan Afolabi 76'

OG: 77'
- Morgan Boyes 77'

Live Updates for Wales U21 -v- Republic of Ireland U21

Updates by

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Wales U21 and Republic of Ireland U21.

90' + 4'

Another corner for Wales as O'Connor is forced to turn Sam Pearson's cross behind. From the resulting corner, Sass-Davies concedes the free kick as McGuinness again clears.

90' + 1'

Mark McGuinness and Andrew Omobamidele have been very solid in the Irish defence today, and it's the latter who rises high to head clear a cross from the right.

90'

Robin Colwill has looked dangerous in his few minutes on the field and he forces the concession of a corner as the clock ticks past 90.

90'

There will be five additional minutes in Colliers Park.

88'

Long ball from Ferry, now playing at left back, tries to find Wright over the top but the ball picks up in the wind and runs out of play. Right idea.

86'

Yellow Card

Ryan Stirk (Wales U21) is booked.

86'

Substitution

Ethon Varian (in) - Jonathan Afolabi (out) (Republic of Ireland U21).

85'

Another break in play following a heavy and late tackle by Ryan Stirk on Luca Connell, and he becomes the first Welsh player to be booked.

83'

Luca Connell the third Irish name to go in the book as he takes out Robin Colwill with a professional foul.

83'

Yellow Card

Luca Connell (Republic of Ireland U21) is booked.

81'

Substitution

Robin Colwill (in) - Joe Adams (out) (Wales U21).

78'

A breathless couple of minutes there. Ireland have deserved a goal for their second-half performance but the own goal is very harsh on Wales. The wind has proved a factor in both halves.

77'

OWN GOAL!

Morgan Boyes (Wales U21) scores an own-goal! Two goals in two minutes for Ireland and it's a freak one. Almost straight from kick-off, centre-half Boyes receives the ball and passes back to his goalkeeper, but it's picked up by the wind and rolls past keeper Nathan Shepperd.

76'

GOAL!

Jonathan Afolabi (Republic of Ireland U21) scores. Ireland deservedly level as Noss tees up Afolabi to bundle home from close range - great move.

74'

Substitution

Conor Grant (in) - Louie Watson (out) (Republic of Ireland U21).

73'

Big chance and it really should be 2-0 as Ryan Stirk is played in by the sub Bowen and he only has Maher to beat but he curls the ball well wide from close range.

72'

Substitution

Sam Bowen (in) - Terry Taylor (out) (Wales U21).

71'

Sub Gavin Kilkenny makes an immediate impact with an incisive run into the box and he looks to pick out Afolabi in the box but it's well-dealt with Sass-Davies.

69'

Substitution

Tyreik Wright (in) - Mason O'Malley (out) (Republic of Ireland U21).

69'

Substitution

Gavin Kilkenny (in) - Alex Gilbert (out) (Republic of Ireland U21).

66'

Break in play here as Terry Taylor takes a heavy ball to the face from Sass-Davies' header.

64'

Free kick floated in from the back but it's easily collected by Brian Maher.

64'

Yellow Card

Andrew Omobamidele (Republic of Ireland U21) is booked.

63'

Substitution

Sam Pearson (in) - Sion Spence (out) (Wales U21).

63'

Substitution

Christian Norton (in) - Luke Jephcott (out) (Wales U21).

63'

Substitution

Sam Pearson (in) - Sion Spence (out) (Wales U21).

63'

Substitution

Christian Norton (in) - Joe Adams (out) (Wales U21).

62'

Noss caught in possession in his own half and Wales look to break but the Gladbach midfielder does well to get back and win the ball.

60'

Good cross from Will Ferry is well-cleared by Billy Sass-Davies with Afolabi looking to pounce.

57'

Lovely work in midfield from Louie Watson to turn his man and play a ball in for the overlapping O'Connor. He has Afolabi in the box but O'Connor decides to shoot and it's straight at Sheppard. First shot on target for Ireland.

55'

Huggins tries to pick out Adams with a cross from the right but it's well cut-out by Mason O'Malley.

53'

Wales looking to get in through Huggins on the left but the pass from Jones is overhit and Lee O'Connor is able to see it out.

48'

Big chance for Ireland, the best of the game so far, as Will Ferry burns his man on the outside and surges into the box but his pullback doesn't find Afolabi and Wales clear.

46'

Just the one change at the break and it's a switch of goalkeeper for Wales, with Nathan Shepperd coming in for Lewis Webb.

46'

Substitution

Nathan Shepperd (in) - Lewis Webb (out) (Wales U21).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Wales U21 and Republic of Ireland U21 has started.

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Wales U21 and Republic of Ireland U21.

40'

Strong defending from Andrew Omobamidele to cut out a Terry Taylor through-ball after Connell had given the ball away in midfield.

39'

Tricky feet from Gilbert to work his way into the box from the right. He appeals for a penalty but no dice - it would have been harsh.

34'

Free kick in a good position for Ireland but it's a wasteful one as Noss fires his cross over everybody's head.

33'

More sustained spell of possession for Ireland at the moment but they're struggling to find space in between the banks of Welsh defenders.

28'

First yellow card of the game is a deserved one for Alex Gilbert, as he chops down Joe Adams on the break for Wales.

27'

Yellow Card

Alex Gilbert (Republic of Ireland U21) is booked.

26'

25'

Good sweeping by Brian Maher to come out his area and chest down a long ball over the top. He pumps the ball up towards Afolabi, who looks to be fouled but nothing is given. You can see how strong the wind is blowing towards Ireland.

24'

Taylor lines up a free-kick 25 yards out but he hits the wall, but from the loose ball Billy Sass-Davies wins a corner.

22'

Captain Terry Taylor looks to put Sion Spence in behind Ireland's high defensive line but he just gets too much on it.

19'

A deft header from Fin Stevens puts Huggins into space again on the right-hand side but, fortunately for Ireland, his final ball this time is a poor one.

17'

Tenacious work from Luca Connell in midfield and he looks to feed Gilbert on the right wing but he's decisively tackled by Eddy Jones.

13'

Very well-worked goal from Wales and probably the first clear opportunity for either side.

12'

ASSIST!

Niall Huggins (Wales U21) provides the assist.

12'

GOAL!

Joe Adams (Wales U21) scores. Wales hit the front with a well-worked move as Niall Huggins finds space on the right and picks out the arriving Joe Adams, who sidefoots first-time past Brian Maher.

11'

Nice work in midfield between Conor Noss and Luca Connell, and the latter plays a nice ball through for Alex Gilbert but the Brentford winger has strayed offside.

10'

Free kick to Ireland 25 yards out for a foul on Afolabi.

6'

First half-chance of the game goes to Wales as Luke Jephcott gets in behind but Mark McGuinness does well to put it behind, and he clears the subsequent corner.

4'

Ireland have had most of the ball so far but have struggled to make the ball stick up front, where Jonathan Afolabi is the focal point.

1'

Not the greatest camera angle in the world in Wrexham but we'll make do.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Wales U21 and Republic of Ireland U21 has kicked off.

0'

The match is being broadcast live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhDBPeyle4

0'

Hello and welcome to Extratime.com's coverage of the under-21 friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Wales. I'm Dave Donnelly and I'll be taking you through today's game.



Photo Gallery for Wales U21 -v- Republic of Ireland U21



Wales U21
Lewis Webb
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: Nathan Shepperd 46'
Eddy Jones
Defender
Morgan Boyes
OG: 77'
Defender
Billy Sass-Davies
Defender
Fin Stevens
Defender
Niall Huggins
Midfielder
Ryan Stirk
Booked: 86'
Midfielder
Terry Taylor
72'
72Subbed Off: Sam Bowen 72'
Midfielder
Luke Jephcott
63'
63Subbed Off: Christian Norton 63'
Forward
Joe Adams
Scored: 12'
81'
81Subbed Off: Rubin Colwill 81'
Forward
Sion Spence
63'
63Subbed Off: Sam Pearson 63'
Forward

Substitutes
Ben Margetson
Defender
Rhys Hughes
Midfield
Rubin Colwill
81'
81Subbed On: Joe Adams 81'
Midfield
Lewis Collins
Forward
Sam Bowen
72'
72Subbed On: Terry Taylor 72'
Forward
Owen Beck
Defender
Christian Norton
63'
63Subbed On: Luke Jephcott 63'
Forward
Sam Pearson
63'
63Subbed On: Sion Spence 63'
Forward
Nathan Shepperd
46'
46Subbed On: Lewis Webb 46'
Goalkeeper
Jack Vale
Midfield
Republic of Ireland U21
Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
Andrew Omobamidele
Defender
Booked: 64'
Mason O'Malley
Defender 69'
69Subbed Off: Tyreik Wright 69'
Lee O'Connor
Defender
Mark McGuinness
Defender
Louie Watson
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Conor Grant 74'
Conor Noss
Midfielder
Luca Connell
Midfielder
Booked: 83'
Alex Gilbert
Forward
Booked: 27'
69'
69Subbed Off: Gavin Kilkenny 69'
Will Ferry
Forward
Jonathan Afolabi
Forward
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
71Subbed Off: Jonathan Afolabi 71'
Scored: 76'
86'
86Subbed Off: Ethon Varian 86'

Substitutes
Tyreik Wright
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Mason O'Malley 69'
Ethon Varian
Forward 86'
86Subbed On: Jonathan Afolabi 86'
Lewis Richards
Defender
Oisin McEntee
Defender
Andy Lyons
Defender
Gavin Kilkenny
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Alex Gilbert 69'
Conor Grant
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Louie Watson 74'
Shane Flynn
Unknown
Dawson Devoy
Midfield
Sam Blair
Goalkeeper