Wondergoal seals Wales win in Learning Disability Home Nations opener
Next Generation
24 April 2019

Wondergoal seals Wales win in Learning Disability Home Nations opener

His worldie won Wales their Learning Disability Home Nations opener but captain Sean Kelly insists lifting the trophy remains his focus.

With Wales hosting the showpiece tournament, captain Kelly led the charge throughout the fiery clash with Republic of Ireland and pulled out the moment of magic seven minutes from time.

Having won a free kick more than 30-yards from goal, a direct strike seemed unlikely but Kelly shocked Dragon Park by hitting his left-footed wonder strike in off the inside of the post, sending the home of Welsh football into raptures.

Republic of Ireland hit the woodwork late on but Wales managed to hold out defensively to record a 1-0 win.

Having finished in second place for the last two tournaments, Chris Foot’s Wales now feel it’s their time to get their hands on the coveted trophy and their 1-0 win against the boys in green has sent them on their way.

Captain Kelly said: “There’s no better feeling than scoring for your country but I’m more happy that we picked up the win.”

“This is a massive result, it’s a big confidence boost now for the boys. We’re just looking now to regroup, train and work on our set pieces ready for Friday where we’ll hopefully get the win.”

Republic of Ireland face Northern Ireland on Thursday before Wales take on Northern Ireland in Friday's finale.