In their first game in the European trophy Wales under 18 men were victorious over Italy. Wales were dominated from the outset gaining three short corners in the first ten minutes. However complex routines seem to defeat Wales as much as Italy and they finished the first half goal-less. The Italians were not without their chances and indeed Wales keeper Dave Kettle was drawn upon to make a number of saves to keep the Celts in contention.
It was fifteen minutes into the second half before Wales finally broke through with Canterbury?s Hugh Stevens getting his first international goal. As the whistle went for full-time Wales had been awarded their seventh short corner of the game and finally managed to convert. A 2 ? 0 win allowed Wales to pick-up three points as did France in their 10 ? 1 destruction of Portugal. Tuesday sees Wales meet France in what promises to be the game of the draw when Wales will have to be able to convert corners into goals if they wish to progress.
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