WALES U16 RETAIN THE VICTORY SHIELD
10 November 2015

WALES U16 RETAIN THE VICTORY SHIELD

Wales overcame the disappointment of losing their first game in the competition to lift the Victory Shield once again.



Wales U16 have maintained their hold on the Victory Shield following a successful week hosting the competition in Newport at Dragon Park and Newport Stadium.

Wales lifted the Shield once again following a 3-1 victory over Northern Ireland in their final match of the competition.

Osian Roberts’ team were left disappointed after their first match with Scotland scoring an added time winner to make it 2-1. However, Wales bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland thanks to goals from Brandon Oddy and Rabbi Motonda.

With Northern Ireland drawing 0-0 with the Republic of Ireland in their first match and beating Scotland 1-0 in their second, it meant that the winner of the Victory Shield would be determined by the result of the final match between Wales and Northern Ireland.

With 10 minutes remaining and the score level at 1-1, it appeared as though the Irish would be lifting the trophy, however, Rabbi Matonda and Steffan Buckeley added to Sion Spence’s opening goal to confirm the win that saw Wales lift the Victory Shield for the second successive season.