Northern Ireland win sets-up fantastic finale for LD Home Nations
Next Generation
25 April 2019

Northern Ireland win sets-up fantastic finale for LD Home Nations

By Jamil Bin-Salih

Hosts Wales win win the 2019 Learning Disability Home Nations - if they beat Northern Ireland in Friday's finale.

A day after Sean Kelly's late wonder-goal saw Wales past Republic of Ireland, Chris Foot's squad looked-on as 10-man Northern Ireland's secured a 1-0 win in similar circumstances, to set-up a grandstand finish.

The fiery Dragon Park clash, was settled in the  80th minute, as substitute George Stewart pounced on a defensive mix-up and slotted home coolly, moments after his teammate Matthew Clemence was sent-off for a second bookable offence. 

The injury-ravaged Republic team were unable to summon the energy to fightback and were condemned to a second disappointing Dragon Park defeat in as many days.

Having finished second in the last two tournaments, Wales now have their sights firmly set on a Home Nations triumph in their homeland.

The match kicks off at 11.30am Friday. There is free entry at Dragon Park and there will be updates on the FAW Trust social media channels