Cymru vs. Gibraltar | 2024 A Internationals – EQ Friendlies – Fixtures


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      1. Nathan Broadhead, who scored Cymru’s third goal, told BBC Wales: “I was delighted to get another goal for Wales, getting goals is what I want to do and I’m happy with it, at the time I didn’t think it was a decent finish but I saw it go in to the top corner so I’m happy with it.

        “I’m always confident going in to the game I want to score goals an create goals and I think that’s the main thing.

        “We are going to go to Croatia to try and win the game so we will see what happens. The lads know we need to get a result in that game and try our best to do that.”

      2. Cymru captain Ben Davies was pleased to open the scoring and told S4C: “It was a good game from us, we’ve been ready for this game. It’s easy with games like these to not do the easy things but we did that in the first half and won well.

        “It was nice feeling to score and be captain it’s always a proud moment and I always want to do that every chance I can.

        “There was a chance for the young players to show what they could do against Gibraltar, they all did what they could do. The defence dealt with everything, Charlie Savage barely lost the ball and Liam Cullen played the perfect game.

        “This gives us confidence for Croatia and I’m looking forward to that game.”

      3. An excited Charlie Savage told S4C after the match: “What a night, I can’t believe it really is a dream come true.

        “The game plan was stick the ball on Kieffer Moore’s head and I did, he grabbed two nice headers and could have had a hattrick.

        “The keeper made a great save from me so I didn’t get a goal but that’ll come I’m sure.”

      4. Match Summary

        The international challenge match at Stōk Cae Ras in Wrexham was a useful runout for Rob Page’s Cymru ahead of the European Qualifier against Croatia on Sunday at Cardiff City Stadium.

        The match provided Page with an opportunity to take a look at the players who will be hoping to put themselves in contention for a starting position for the remainder of the campaign to reach EURO 2024. Debuts were handed to Liam Cullen, Regan Poole, Charlie Savage and Joe Low.

        It was a familiar name for Cymru who broke the deadlock in a game that the home team controlled throughout. Ben Davies headed in the first goal from Nathan Broadhead’s corner kick.

        The lead was doubled soon after with Kieffer Moore also scoring with his head following an assist from Savage.

        Cymru scored twice more with Dan James setting up Nathan Broadhead, who curled a lovely shot into the back of the net before Moore headed in his second goal.

      5. Full-time: Cymru 4-0

        It’s all over at the Stōk Cae Ras in what has been a useful run-out for Cymru ahead of their European Qualifier against Croatia in Cardiff on Sunday.

      6. There will be 2 minutes of added time.

      7. At half-time, former Cymru captain Ashley Williams was honoured for his services, providing him with an opportunity to thank The Red Wall for the support they’d shown him through his international career.

      8. Dan James goes incredibly close to scoring a fifth for Cymru but is denied by the post.

      9. Substitution


      10. Substitution

        AYOUB EL HMIDI replaces TJAY DE BARR

      11. Substitution

        EVAN DE HARO replaces ETHAN JOLLEY

      12. Substitution

        WILSON Harry replaces WILLIAMS Neco

      13. Cymru are in complete control of possession here during the opening 15 minutes of the second half and are creating chances to score.

      14. Substitution


      15. Substitution

        HENNESSEY Wayne replaces WARD Daniel

      16. Substitution

        HENNESSEY Wayne replaces WARD Daniel

      17. Substitution

        LOCKYER Thomas Alun replaces DAVIES Benjamin Thomas

      18. Substitution

        BRADSHAW Thomas William replaces MOORE Kieffer Roberto Francisco

      19. Substitution


      20. Substitution

        SHEEHAN Joshua Luke replaces JAMES Jordan Anthony

      21. Cymru get the second half underway.

      22. Half-time: The Wrexham crowd enjoyed that! A good first half from Cymru who took the game to Gibraltar and have been rewarded with four goals. Kieffer Moore headed in two goals, whilst Ben Davies and Nathan Broadhead netted the others. There will be some concern for Rob Page however, as Wes Burns was forced from the pitch through injury.

      23. GÔÔÔL!!! Cymru 4-0 Gibraltar

        Lovely play from Cymru as Liam Cullen passes to Dan James on the left before crossing for Kieffer Moore to head in his second goal.

      24. Goal

        MOORE Kieffer Roberto Francisco

      25. Liam Cullen strikes from outside the box but Dayle Coleing palms the ball away to safety.

      26. Yellow card

        POOLE Regan Leslie

      27. Charlie Savage goes close but his effort is punched away for a corner.

      28. Goal

        BROADHEAD Nathan Paul

      29. GÔÔÔL!!! Cymru 3-0 Gibraltar

        Dan James and Nathan Broadhead link-up, with the latter curling the ball into the back of the net.

      30. Dan James curls a shot after cutting inside but the ball is pushed away by Dayle Coleing.

      31. Goal

        MOORE Kieffer Roberto Francisco

      32. GÔÔÔL!!! Cymru 2-0 Gibraltar

        Kieffer Moore makes it two following an assist from Charlie Savage.

      33. The team photo.

      34. Yellow card

        TJAY DE BARR

      35. Goal

        DAVIES Benjamin Thomas

      36. GÔÔÔL!!! Cymru 1-0 Gibraltar

        Ben Davies heads Cymru into the lead from a corner kick.

      37. Cymru putting pressure on Gibraltar but their defence is holding out so far.

      38. Substitution

        JAMES Daniel Owen replaces BURNS Wesley

      39. Dan James comes off the bench to replace Wes Burns.

      40. Wes Burns receives treatment for an injury and is forced to leave the pitch. Cymru will need to make a substitution here.

      41. Gibraltar force a corner from a free kick sent long into the Cymru box.

      42. Good start from Cymru in the match with Nathan Broadhead going close after some lovely build-up play.

      43. KICK OFF! Gibraltar get the match underway.

      44. Close to kick off here at Stōk Cae Ras. There’s a fantastic buzz in the stadium.

      45. Ben Davies with the armband against Gibraltar tonight.

      46. The Racecourse Ground, or Stōk Cae Ras as it is currently known, is the oldest international football stadium in the world. Look it up in the Guinness World Records. The first international match was played at the Racecourse on 5 March 1877 when Scotland visited Cymru.

      47. This is the Gibraltar starting XI for the match.

      48. Charlie Savage (below) is one of four debutantes for Cymru this evening, along with Regan Poole, Joe Low and Liam Cullen.

      49. The players, led here by Kieffer Moore are out on the pitch at Stōk Cae Ras. Moore will start for Cymru tonight.

      50. It’s a sell out at the Stōk Cae Ras for the international challenge match against Gibraltar.

      51. Cymru duo Danny Ward and Owen Beck also spoke to the media this afternoon following their training session. Both are from the Wrexham area and emphasised how special it would be to play for their country at the Stōk Cae Ras.

        “When I got called up it was a dream come true,” said Beck. “A surreal moment really. I’ve been trying to enjoy it,take it day by day and make a positive impression. It would mean the world to make my debut here with all my family here as well.”

        Goalkeeper Ward came through the youth ranks at Wrexham before moving to Liverpool without making a senior appearance. “It’s been a long time since I was back here in a playing capacity,” he said. “It’s lovely to be back. There are still a few of the same old faces here, they’ve had some sticky years but to see where they are now is quite incredible.”

        Meanwhile, Beck’s Cymru connections extend to being the great-nephew of legendary striker Ian Rush. “I’ve spoke to him but not about tomorrow night,” he added. “But any advice he has would be valuable for me. He’s someone I look up, he’s a great inspiration.”

      52. Cymru manager Rob Page spoke to the media at the Stōk Cae Ras this afternoon ahead of the match against Gibraltar.

        “We’re looking forward to this game,” said Page. “The amount of injuries we’ve had for this camp has been a challenge, but it gives us an opportunity to see some new faces and these players have shown their potential.

        “We will see some fresh faces tomorrow and I’m looking forward to watching them in a game. They’ve settled in really well and they’re good lads as well. The senior players have made it easy for them and they have held their own in training this week.”

        Page also highlighted how pleased he was to bring the game to Wrexham “It’s something for us to give back to the North Wales supporters,” he added. “Its been the home of Welsh football over the years, and for me watching Wales play here when I was young was quite special.”

      53. The Cymru squad trained at the Stōk Cae Ras this afternoon as manager Rob Page completed his preparations for the international challenge match against Gibraltar on Wednesday (7.45pm).

        Page will address the media shortly together with Danny Ward and Owen Beck so check back here for updates from the press conference shortly.

        Meanwhile, goalkeeper Adam Davies has returned to Sheffield United for further medical assessment and he has been replaced in the squad by Tom King.

      54. Defender Ben Davies will captain Cymru this week as the 30-year old prepares for his 81st senior international appearance.

        Rob Page’s side take on Gibraltar in Wrexham on Wednesday evening and for Davies it will be a proud moment to once again wear the armband for his country with Aaron Ramsey ruled out through a knee injury.

        “Aaron’s a great player and to be without him is a blow,” said Davies this week. “But it’s something I’m incredibly proud to do. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve done it before, but it’s nice going into the games knowing the situation we’re in and I’m ready for it.”

        “I’ve been seen as one of the leaders in the group for a while now so it doesn’t feel too different. I’ll just be myself, stick to the values I’ve got and hopefully get the boys going for the games.”

      55. The Cymru squad trained at Colliers Park in Wrexham earlier today ahead of the international challenge match against Gibraltar at Stōk Cae Ras on Wednesday night.

        There are a few new faces in the squad including Charlie Savage (below) and manager Rob Page believes that the match offers the ideal chance to test players from the U21 squad in the senior international environment.

        “This for me is the perfect opportunity to show supporters what we’ve got coming through but for me to have closer look at them,” said Page at the squad announcement. “We’re going to have three days working on grass with them and give them the opportunity to play a first team competitive game.

        “They’re showing a lot of potential and the benefits of training camps with our Under-21s is that we can stagger training and when our training is over we walk over and watch them train. If there’s any that we think that are ready for the next level then we’ll give them that opportunity.”

      56. Cymru last played a senior international match in Wrexham back in March 2019 when Ben Woodburn scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago.

        However, it was way back in March 1877 that Cymru first played at Wrexham as a reported 4,000 fans attended the very first Cymru home international as Scotland claimed a 2-0 win. The match was significant as it means the Stōk Cae Ras the oldest international stadium in the world still in continuous use.

        Cymru would not score their first international goal at the stadium until March 1880 when William and John Roberts were both on target in a 3-2 defeat to England, while their first victory in Wrexham was recorded in February 1882 as Scotland were comfortably defeated 7-1.

      57. International football returns to Wrexham this week as Cymru take on Gibraltar at the Stōk Cae Ras on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).

        This will be the first meeting between the two nations at senior level and manager Rob Page will be looking to build on the victory over Latvia last month with another positive performance and result ahead of the EURO qualifier against Croatia in Cardiff on Sunday night.

        Captain Aaron Ramsey is not included on the squad having suffered a ruptured tendon in his knee while Brennan Johnson, Ben Cabango and Morgan Fox are also unavailable. However, Page has used the opportunity to promote uncapped trio Charlie Savage, Owen Beck and Joe Low from the U21 squad for the match against Gibraltar.

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