By Jamil Bin-Salih
Wales finished as runners-up in the 2019 Learning Disability Home Nations Championship following a 4-0 defeat to Northern Ireland.
Despite the disappointment, Wales head coach Chris Foot was proud of his valiant ten-men, after they missed out on the championship at Dragon Park.
He said: “It was a disappointing result, going in 2-0 down at half time wasn’t really reflective of the first half but that’s testament to Northern Ireland being clinical with their chances.”
Wales started brightly but two quick-fire goals in a six-minute spell from a clinical Northern Ireland meant that Foot’s men went into the interval 2-0 down.
In the second half, the visitors were just as clinical, and compounded the agony for Wales with two more goals.
It was a disappointing result on the day for Wales but there are positives to be taken from their LD Home Nations campaign this year as they finish as runners-up, with Northern Ireland running out as champions and the Republic finishing third.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE'RE DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION