Germany U16's vs Wales U16's 13/09/16 Match Report
15 September 2016

Germany U16's vs Wales U16's 13/09/16 Match Report



Wales Under 16s played their second and final game this evening against host nations Germany at Stadion am Bruchbaum, Lippstadt again in the Rhine- Westphalia region of Germany

A complete new starting 11 for Germany with Wales providing a starting opportunity for all who were named as substitutes at the first game. In the 48 hour period between both games the staff and players had met and reflected on the first game against the German side and all agreed the experience to be valuable. This in mind the first half went very well with good football played by both sides in front of a crowd of 2000 people. It took a long range shot from the German midfield which was too strong for the Wales keeper to hold onto to break the deadlock and make it 1-0.

Returning for the second half with a great sense of pride and confidence following the first half performance, Wales continued to raise the standards and with a few injuries prior and during the game continued to contain the German team very well. Only a cross that was deflected to the back post in the Welsh area which dropped to the immediate reaction of the German right winger who struck the ball with great technique forced a second goal. Within ten minutes of that goal more playing time was given to the players on the bench by Head Coach Osian Roberts. It was another long range shot that increased the score line to 3-0 that Luke Burton (Shrewsbury Town) just couldn't reach as he dived to his right.

The game finished 3-0 with a great performance for the Wales Under 16s to complete a hugely successful visit to Germany and the Wales party would like to thank the German Football Federation for their hospitality and generosity shown which will be reciprocated should next years game go ahead as planned at Wales.